Michigan Philharmonic begins new season near Plymouth

September 14, 2017 by  

Although people often associate going to hear the orchestra with getting dressed to the nines, this year the Michigan Philharmonic is taking a decidedly more casual approach.

The orchestra’s 72nd season begins on Saturday, September 30 with ‘A Bit of Beethoven and Blue Jeans’. Audience members are encouraged to wear their favorite jeans while listening to King Stephen’s Overture, Orchestra No. 1 in G and Romance for Violin.

Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G will both be performed by concertmaster Joseph Deller, who has been with the Philharmonic orchestra for six years. He also performs with the Michigan Opera Theater and the Flint Symphony Orchestra. When not performing, he teaches violin at Flint Institute of Music.

Regional orchestras often use poster printing to let audiences know about the schedule of performances for the upcoming season.

Along with classical pieces by Beethoven, residents of Plymouth and the surrounding area can look forward to the return of Mary Watkins, a jazz pianist and one of the Philharmonic’s favorite composers. She’ll be bringing ‘The Initiate’ to the orchestra this season. Women in Arts, National Women’s Music Festival commissioned ‘The Initiate’ in 2015. It premiered in Wisconsin in 2016.

The Philharmonic close out the evening by performing pieces from Rimsky-Korsakov and Ginestera.

Performances later in the season will include music from the movies ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ and ‘Twilight’ for Halloween, and ‘Hail to the Veterans’ in November.