Short Suites

Every Tuesday morning at about 9:00, we air a little feature we like to call, "Short Suites" - two pieces of music that go together, one way or the other.  The connection may be concrete or abstract.  The link between pieces may be in their themes, their titles, or one piece may quote another. 

We invite you to become the Muse of the Short Suite - come up with one of your own!  Send your Short Suite idea in an e-mail to ipr@interlochen.org .

Here are some examples to get you started!

CONNECTIONS BY TITLE AND/OR THEME:

In the Doghouse, inspired by IPR's Tim Burke

Frank Zappa, "The Dog Breath Variations"

George Gershwin, "Promenade (Walking the Dog)"

THE PARODY CONNECTION:

The Tears of a Clown When There's No One Around, inspired by IPR's Brad Aspey:

Rugiero Leoncavallo, Pagliacci, "Vesti la Giubba" (Pavarotti)

Spike Jonez with Betsy Gay, "Pal-Yat-Chee"

THE CLASSICAL COP (popular music lifted directly from classical music):

The Lovers' Notebook, inspired by listener Liz Bannister

JS Bach, "Minuet in G," from Anna Magdalena's Notebook

"A Lovers' Concerto," by The Toys

...and all these are just to get you started! Please consider giving it a try - the more Muses, the better!

To submit your idea for a Short Suite, drop an e-mail to: ipr@interlochen.org.  We'll see/hear you Tuesday!

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Radio Collage
3:13 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

A Look Back: Highlights from the 2013-14 Arts Academy year

Interlochen Arts Academy Percussion Ensemble

  For this Radio Collage, we revisit performances from the recently completed Interlochen Arts Academy year.  There's lots of diversity, with music by Maurice Ravel, Sir Arthur Sullivan, and Dave Brubeck.  We'll also hear works by students from the Comparative Arts, Creative Writing and Singer-Songwriter programs.

Radio Collage - July 2014 - A Look Back: Highlights from the 2013-14 Arts Academy year

  

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Live from Studio A
8:00 am
Sat August 16, 2014

Enso circles back!

The Enso String Quartet
Credit Tim Burke

  The Enso String Quartet has returned to the Interlochen Adult Chamber Music Camp as guest artists-in-residence.  The ensemble’s name is derived from the Japanese Zen painting of the circle, which represents many things: perfection and imperfection, the moment of chaos that is creation, the emptiness of the void, the endless circle of life, and the fullness of the spirit. In addition to teaching during the  camp, Enso gives three recitals over the course of six days.  Still, they found time to drop by IPR's Studio A to perform excerpts from Five Pieces for String Quartet by Erwin Schulhoff.

Three movements from "Five Pieces for String Quartet" by Erwin Schulhoff

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Live from Studio A
8:00 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Four guitars, one great sound!

Luke Sunderland, Ria Modak, Leonela Alejandro and Grace Elmer in IPR's Studio A

  This summer, the Interlochen Arts Camp was once again filled with young artists, actors, writers, dancers, and, oh yes, musicians! Among them, a guitar quartet who paid a visit to IPR's Studio A.  Leonela Alejandro, Ria Modak, Grace Elmer and Luke Sunderland performed Kalimba by Jurg Kindle. For this performance, some of them put cloth under the strings near the guitar bridge to imitate the sound of the kalimba, also known as the "thumb piano".

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Event Previews
1:59 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Preview of Interlochen Presents 2014-2015 Season

Ailey II (Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation) - Coming to Interlochen in October

Christopher Gruits, Executive Director of Interlochen Presents, stopped by Studio B this morning to chat about the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Highlights include: singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, Aquila Theatre's Wuthering Heights,  Ailey II from the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, and the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, from the Nebraska Theatre Caravan.

To hear the interview, featuring a track by singer/songwriter Wainwright (appearing at ICA in October), click "Listen," below.

Interlochen Presents Executive Director Christopher Gruits chats with Kate Botello about the 2014-2015 Performance Season.

Tickets go on sale soon - keep your eye on tickets.interlochen.org.  

After the jump - more highlights of the upcoming season, including video from Ailey II and A Christmas Carol.

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Classical Playlists
1:53 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

PLAY NOW: Jenie Altruda, ICA VP of Media & Engagement

Jenie Altruda, ICA VP of Communications & Engagement, shared some of her favorite music with us

Jenie Altruda has found a happy balance between a professional life and an artsy upbringing here at Interlochen. After growing up surrounded by various artistes and theatre types, ICA gives her the opportunity to combine business expertise with a love of the arts.

We spent a terrific hour together listening to some of her favorite music.  This is a cool, eclectic mix, with everything from favorites you might know and love (Bach Cello Suite, anyone?) to pieces new to IPR that may become new favorites (Goat Rodeo! Giacchino! Duckworth!).

Jenie had so much great music that we couldn't fit it all into our hour together on-air.  Never fear! You can still hear it all - click, "Read more," to see a list and enjoy more than two hours of Jenie's choices. Listen to our full conversation and hear the music in context in the streaming link, below.

Jenie Altruda, ICA VP of Communications & Engagement, guest hosts with Kate and shares some of her favorite music with IPR listeners

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