Thursday, November 3, 2016

Uke Can't Be Serious - Jim Beloff's Ukelele Concert

Discover the wonders of American Music at the Uke Can't Be Serious a Michigan Philharmonic concert held on November 12, 7:30 pm at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton.

This concert will bring various elements together that define the identity of American music. Henry Cowell's American and Irish heritage set combines folk, western and American music. Aaron Copland's Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo score demonstrates the reason he was acclaimed as a leader at defining American music.


Jim Beloff's Ukelele concert will delight and surprise you with his part in symphony music. Richard Rodgers contributions helped define the American music world by actively participating in the musical theater scene.

As a part of Michigan Philharmonic's Women Composer Series, we are featuring Julia Perry's Short Piece for Orchestra (1965). Julia Perry’s Short Piece for Orchestra is a powerful demonstration of confrontational tunes that captivates and surprises the audience. Fortunately, this piece was recorded by the New York Philharmonic in May of 1965 under conductor William Steinberg, unlike many other Perry's works that have been lost or never performed due to the many racial and prejudice issues women and African-American composers face in the musical world. Julia Perry achieved many awards overcoming many prejudices.

Let's be serious and attend "Uke Can't Be Serious", make sure to bring your Ukelele along for a strumming surprise.

"Uke Can't Be Serious"
November 12, 7:30 pm
Pre-Concert Talk at 6:45 pm
Cherry Hill Village Theater
Tickets: 734.451.2112
 



Thursday, October 13, 2016

Philharmonic Phright Night

Our Annual Halloween Concert Fun

The second concert of the 2016 - 2017 season is on Saturday, October 22nd at 7:30 pm in the PARC Gym, Plymouth. This concert is guaranteed to be fun and will set the tone for your Halloween festivities.

Wear your favorite costumes, bring your children, enjoy free pop-corn and join in the fun!

Our Music Director and Conductor, Nan Washburn will once again surprise and haunt us with "scary classics" and movie sound tracks. From Bach, Berlioz, Gould to Williams, Danny Elfman and Ray Parker Jr. Maestra Nan Washburn has created a concert that features music that represents some of the best tunes used in scary and not-so scary movies. As Maestra Washburn has said before: "orchestral music for movies give composers the freedom to interpret the images and story the movie will talk about"; indeed music speaks first. A family treat for everyone.    

Don't miss this one. For tickets call us 734.451.2112 or visit www.michiganphil.org


Thursday, October 6, 2016

2016 - 2017 Season "Celebrating Women Composers"

Creating a new season requires a process of creativity. The combination of theme, music, compositions, entertainment, and education are taken into consideration to shape the season. Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Nan Washburn, the Michigan Philharmonic has included many performances and compositions by women composers. To this date, Nan Washburn has included many performances and compositions by women composers.

The Michigan Philharmonic is proud to present our 2016-2017 Season ‘Empowering Women through music featuring Women Composers’. Opening our new season is Beethoven and Blue Jeans on Saturday October 8 at 7:30 pm, at the Village Theater on Cherry Hill Rd. in Canton. This curated concert blends joyful expectations and a connection with nature that permeates through the melodies of the three-featured pieces. Starting with Glinka’s Kamarinskaya where the traditional Russian dance folklore sets the tones for festivities. The celebration continues with Katherine Hoover’s Four Winds Flute Concerto, a piece that explores breath as the essential part of living depicting the wind at different times of the year, and is performed by our own Michigan Flute Star, Amy Porter. Closing this fantastic music experience with everyone’s favorite Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony; as Beethoven said the Sixth Symphony is "more the expression of feeling than painting".


Feel the breeze of fall with this warm bucolic season opener featuring Katherine’s Hoover Four Winds Flute Concerto.



For tickets, call 734.451.2112 or visit www.michiganphil.org