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Michigan Philharmonic brings live music back to community

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2 outdoor concerts in June and July will celebrate the return of classical and pop music

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - EntSun -- A highly-anticipated return of live music to the community is nearly here with the long-awaited return of the Michigan Philharmonic to the stage for a pair of outdoor summer performances.

The Michigan Philharmonic's celebration of live music includes two family-oriented performances featuring a patriotic salute to America as well as an engaging selection of both classical and pop favorites and even several fun movie themes.
The first concert will be held in Plymouth's Kellogg Park on Saturday, June 26 at 7 p.m. with a second performance planned for Saturday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in Kensington Metropark.

The Plymouth performance, "An American Salute," features an array of patriotic-themed pieces including the "Star-Spangled Banner," George Gershwin's "Strike Up the Band," as well as a Duke Ellington arrangement, "Colonel Bogey March," an Armed Forces, "Stars and Stripes Forever," highlights from the movie "Rocky" and Tchaikovsky's thrilling 1812 Overture.

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"A Summer Celebration" concert is planned for the Maple Beach area in Kensington Metropark, featuring a number of selections from the Kellogg Park performances as well as additional music from the movies "Back to the Future" and "Black Panther."

"This past year and a half robbed our community of the chance to share live music together," said Philharmonic Executive Director Beth Stewart. "We were going to celebrate our 75th anniversary when the pandemic hit but had to postpone our live performances. Now we're thrilled to be back live in the community and invite everyone to share the joyous sounds of live music being performed."

The Philharmonic will kick off its 76th season this fall with a "Take2Celebration," offering eight performances between October of 2021 and May of 2022. These live performances begin with a "Blockbuster Birthday Bash" in October and will feature two world premieres, a unique mandolin composer, a famed jazz guitarist along with a steelpan soloist, a night of traditional holiday pops at the historic Penn Theatre and much more.

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The Michigan Philharmonic will also be performing a chamber concert at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford House on the evening of August 21. Details for that show will be available soon.

Summer performance rain dates will be Sunday, June 26 for the Kellogg Park performance and Sunday, July 11 for the Kensington concert.

Founded in 1945 the Michigan Philharmonic is one of the most respected regional orchestras the state, performing throughout southeast Michigan communities. It performs several summer concerts each year along with its regular season. The Philharmonic is also dedicated to enhancing music through education, offering the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra for students of all ages. Learn more at www.michiganphil.org

Sue Voyles

Source: Michigan Philharmonic
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