Michigan Philharmonic returns in person with June 26 and July 10 outdoor concerts

Posted on: June 23, 2021

On June 26, the Michigan Philharmonic will perform the first of two family-oriented outdoor performances as its first live-music concerts in the community. The 7 p.m. “American Salute” concert in Plymouth, Michigan’s Kellogg Park will feature Gershwin’s “Strike Up the Band,” Duke Ellington’s arrangement of the “Colonel Bogey March,” “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” music from the movie Rocky, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. A second concert on July 10—in Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan—will feature some of the same repertoire as at Kellogg Park, plus music from the movies Back to the Future and Black Panther. The orchestra will perform an August 21 chamber program at the Eleanor and Edsel Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, and the orchestra’s 2021-22 season will begin in October with a “Take2Celebration” featuring Kristin Kuster’s Rain On It, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Anastasia Rizikov, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations, at Salem High School Auditorium in Canton. Nan Washburn is music director of the Michigan Philharmonic; Beth Stewart is executive director.