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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Classical Music
8:33 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Kids’ Commute French Horn Week: “To make true music, you have to feel it.”

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

We’re wrapping up French Horn this week, with Kaci Cummings!

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


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Radio Collage
10:13 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Radio Collage: Searching the Archive

Archived recordings from the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Camp, and its predecessor, the National Music Camp.
Credit Tim Burke

 

   We're digging through the archive for more student performances from the past.  This month's show features an excerpt form a Borodin String Quartet, a harpist performing and Impromptu by Faure', a trio that came to Interlochen from Shanghai, and a pianist who'll take us to the "Sunny Side of the Street".


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Classical Music
8:38 am
Thu February 26, 2015

Kids’ Commute French Horn Week: “The cool thing.”

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 

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Classical Music
9:03 am
Wed February 25, 2015

Kids’ Commute - French Horn Week: Twenty feet long

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!


 

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Classical Music
10:50 am
Tue February 24, 2015

Kids' Commute - French Horn Week: More than just buzzing your lips...

It's French Horn week with Kaci Cummings, on Kids' Commute!

It’s all about the French Horn this week on Kids’ Commute! 

To help us learn more about the French Horn, we’re talking with Kaci Cummings, a student at Interlochen Arts Academy. Throughout the week, we’ll hear some of Kaci’s favorite music, why she loves the instrument, and why she thinks you too, should play the French Horn!

 


 

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