Community Events:

Home Schedule: October 5, 2018-April 12, 2019
October 5, 2018-April 6, 2019
February 28, 6-8 p.m.

Chamber Events:

Wednesday, January 23, 7:30 am - 9:00 am
January 31, 8-9 a.m.
February 14, 2019, 8-9 a.m.
February 19, 8-9 a.m.
February 21, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
March 7, 8-9 a.m.
April 11, 8-9 a.m.
May 9, 8 - 9 a.m.
June 13, 8-9 a.m.
July 14, 8 - 9 a.m.
August 8, 8-9 a.m.
September 12, 8-9 a.m.
October 10, 8 - 9 a.m.


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Michigan Philharmonic 17-18 Season

Sept 17-May 18
Where: 850 W. Ann Arbor Trl.
Plymouth, MI 48170

MICHIGAN PHILHARMONIC, under the direction of Nan Washburn: For 65 years, the orchestra was known as the Plymouth Symphony, and also Orchestra Canton for its smaller presentations. Now, as the Michigan Philharmonic, they continue offering exciting new opportunities to provide culturally enriching and educational programming in Plymouth, Canton and surrounding communities. The orchestra plays a full season of concerts from September to April. with several special concerts and events throughout the year. A unique feature of the Michigan Philharmonic is the adventuresome programming which has garnered the orchestra 6 ASCAP awards

2017-18 Season

A Bit of Beethoven and Blue Jeans ~ SEASON OPENERMichigan Philharmonic - Michigan_Phil2(1)
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Canton
Joseph Deller, violin
Mary Watkins, composer
Ludwig van Beethoven King Stephen Overture in E-flat Major, Op. 117 (1811)
Ludwig van Beethoven Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in G, Op. 40 (1802)
Mary Watkins The Initiate (2016)
Alberto Ginastera Danzas del Ballet “Estancia”, Op. 8a (1941)
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol, Op. 34 (1887)


Philharmonic Thriller
Saturday, October 21, 2017, 7:30 pm

Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, Plymouth
J.S. Bach Toccata in D Minor, BWV 565 (keyboard solo)
Modest Mussorgsky Night on Bald Mountain
Edvard Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt
Stephen Schwartz Highlights from Wicked
Carter Burwell "Bella's Lullaby" from the movie Twilight
John Williams Superman Returns
Alice Gomez Festive Huapango (1992)
John Williams, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle The Complete Harry Potter
Harry Gregson-Williams Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Michael Jackson Thriller

Hail to the Veterans!
Friday, November 10, 2017, 8:00 pm

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Plymouth
Detroit Children’s Choir, Eric Taylor, artistic manager
Main Street Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus, Lori Porter, director
Plymouth Counselors Youth Chorale, Tom Oram, director
MPYO Sinfonia (side-by-side), Hektor Qyteti, director
Richard Rodgers Victory at Sea Symphonic Scenario (1953)
John Williams Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Michel Legrand Theme from“Summer of ‘42” (1971)
Robert Kurka Selections from the Good Soldier Schweik Suite (1956)
Aaron Copland Letter from Home (1944, rev.1962)
Gustav Holst Homeland from “The Planets” (arr. Z. Randall Stroope) (1921)
Samuel A. Ward/Katharine Lee Bates America the Beautiful (arr. Linda Worsley) (1910)

Holiday Pops with the Phil
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 6:00 & 8:00 pm

Penn Theatre, Plymouth
Ray Riggs, timpani and typewriter
Leroy Anderson Sleigh Ride
Winterfest arr. Victor Lopez
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Ballet: Final Waltz and Apotheosis
Ney Rosauro Concerto for Timpani and Strings, Op. 37, 1st mvmt: Bachroque (8PM only)
Steve Reisteter The Eighth Candle: Prayer and Dance for Hanukkah
A Most Wonderful Christmas (arr. Robert Sheldon)
Albert Hague How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Traditional African Noel
Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard The Polar Express Suite
Leroy Anderson The Typewriter
J. Pierpont and J.P. Sousa Jingle Bells Forever
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans Silver Bells Sing-Along (8PM only)
Johnny Marks Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Sing-Along (6PM only)
A Holiday Sing-Along Arr. John Moss
George Frederick Handel Hallelujah Chorus Sing-Along (8PM only)

Miniature Masterpieces
Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2:00pm

The Inn at St. John's Chapel, Plymouth
Dennis Carter, flute
Francis Poulenc Trois Mouvements Perpétuels (1918)
Osvaldo Golijov Lullaby and Doina (2001)
Alberto Ginastera Impresiones de la Puna for Solo Flute & Strings (1934)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 for Chamber Ensemble (arr. Iain Farrington) (1877)

Rock, Pop & Soul
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:30 pm

The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, Canton
Lonnie Reed, vocalist
The Doors on Tour arr. Patrick Roszell
Morris Albert and Louis Gasté Feelings (1974)
Lionel Richie in Concert [Stuck on You, Hello, and All Night Long] (1983)
Billy Joel Just the Way You Are (1977)
A Whitney Houston Tribute arr. Victor López (1992)
Michael Masser and Will Jennings Didn’t We Almost Have it All (1986)
The Eagles on Tour arr. Patrick Roszell(1973-79)
Michael Gore Selections from Fame (1980)
Best of Michael Jackson arr. Victor López (1982-87)
John Lennon Lennon [Jealous Guy; Instant Karma; and Imagine] (1990)
Peter Townshend "Pinball Wizard" from rock opera Tommy by The Who (1969)
Peter Townshend "The Rock" from rock opera Quadrophenia by The Who (1973)

Tchaikovsky Spectacular
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 2:00 pm

First United Methodist Church, Plymouth
Patrick Johnson, piano
Zhou Tian, composer
Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (side-by-side)
William Walton Crown Imperial March (1937)
Zhou Tian A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (2009)
Peggy Glanville-Hicks Etruscan Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra (1954)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 (1878)

Danzónes y Tangos: A Cabaret Café
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30 pm

Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex, Plymouth
Amy Kuras, cello; Ray Riggs, timpani; Joseph Deller, violin
Kathryn Calzone, vocalist
Ricardo Lorenz, composer
Astor Piazzolla Decaríssimo (1961)
José Bragato Graciela y Buenos Aires Tango for Cello and String Orchestra (1971)
Leonard Bernstein Danzón from “Fancy Free” (1944)
Ástor Piazzolla Oblivion (1982)
Ricardo Lorenz Habanera Science (2012)
Ney Rosauro Concerto for Timpani & String Orchestra, Op. 37, 3rd mvmt: Horse Ride
Zequinha de Abreu Tico Tico no Fubá (“Sparrow in the Cornmeal”) (1917)
Isaac Albéniz Tango in D from “Espana” Op. 165 (1890)
Ástor Piazzolla Ave Maria (1984)
Gloria Estefan Let’s Get Loud (1999)
Fiesta Tropicale arr. Victor Lopez [El Juego Chirimbolo; Quando, Quando, Quando; Beautiful Maria of My Soul]
Latin Gold arr. John Wasson [Tequila, Oye Como Va and La Bamba]
Luis Demetrio and Pablo Beltrán Ruiz Sway ("¿Quién será?") (1953)