Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hospice of Michigan Benefit Performance.
This past Sunday the Michigan Philharmonic's chamber ensemble performed "Miniature Masterpieces" once more at Planterra, an enclosed botanical garden located in West Bloomfield. As the winter wind blew outside, concert goers enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, champagne and pastries among vibrant foliage and a spring-like atmosphere. Once again we were graced with Kristin Kuster's presence as the chamber performed her piece, Ribbon Earth, for the second time. Although the acoustics of St. John's Inn were incredible, the natural surroundings and ambiance provided by Planterra, brought another element and new appreciation to Ribbon Earth. The event was MC'ed by Fox News reporter Roop Raj and all proceeds from the event benefited Hospice of Michigan, a great organization that helps people and their families in a time need.
The Michigan Philharmonic's next performance, "French Connection," will be at the First Methodist Church (in Plymouth) at 2:00. The orchestra will be joined by piano protege Anastasia Rizikov and composer Mark Petering. At thirteen years old, Rizikov is already an accomplished musician, winning the Rotary International Piano Competition in 2012. The Michigan Philharmonic will be performing Petering's Fanfare and Reflection after Ravel. Pertering's compositions have been performed by numerous orchestras and he currently is on faculty at Carthage University.
During the "French Connection" concert, the Michigan Philharmonic is pairing up with the "Go Red Campaign for Women." Our musicians will be wearing red accessories in honor of the campaign and we encourage audience members to show their support as well. Some "Go Red" products will be available for purchase at the concert. So GET YOUR PHIL and show your support for great music and the fight against heart disease.
For ticket information call us at 734-451-2112 or visit our website: www.michiganphil.org