The Sound Garden Project
The Sound Garden Project’s mission is to plant classical music in unexpected places as they reimagine a 21st-century performance experience. In their ambitious hands, a concert becomes an event, and an audience becomes a community of inspiration, understanding and hope.
The 2023 Sound Garden Project ensembles are PULSE, Fivemind Reeds and the Blue Saxophone Quartet. They are eager to live, create, and perform in Northern Michigan. Who knows where they may sprout next and bring music into your life?
The Sound Garden Project is presented by Interlochen Public Radio.
All concerts are free and open to the public - no tickets required.
Special thanks to our generous sponsors Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings and Traverse City Tourism.
Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m.
Iron Fish Distilling, Thompsonville
Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
Leelanau School Auditorium, Glen Arbor
Brought to you by the Glen Arbor Arts Center as part of their Manitou Music series
Thursday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center, Traverse City
Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Lane Oliver Art Center, Frankfort
Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay
Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Interlochen Public Library, Interlochen
Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Crooked Tree Art Center outdoor courtyard, Petoskey
Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m.
Fivemind Reeds & Blue Quartet
Odmark Performance Pavillion, Charlevoix
Brought to you by the City of Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority
PULSE: An award-winning saxophone quartet delivering a diverse range of repertoire, seeking to break down barriers between themselves and their audience.
Fivemind Reeds: A dynamic 21st-Century reed quintet based in LA and committed to promoting diversity and equity in the arts through community engagement.
Blue Quartet: A saxophone quartet seeking to distill music of the highest quality into the everyday lives of people - and to inspire those inclined to do the same.
This week, Mei Stone goes to places where people are faced with choices, like a skate shop and a brewery, and asks them to turn those opinions onto classic music.
Saxophonists Zachary Costello, Luke Haight, Owen Robinson and Michael Ethier won first prize in the prestigious NOLA Chamber Fest's Performing Artists division.
As PULSE, Zachary Costello, Luke Haight, Owen Robinson and Michael Ethier deliver a wide-ranging repertoire that engages and inspires with a fresh approach to classical music.
The Glen Arbor Arts Center welcomes its first-ever musicians-in-residence for a month of interactive performances in playgrounds, parking lots and parks in Glen Arbor.
Artist in residence Mei Stone brings her summer with The Sound Garden to a close, as she summarizes the lessons learned over the course of her musical experiment.
The quintet was live in Studio A to talk about their work planting music in unexpected places.
The five Interlochen Arts Academy alumni assembled the program so everyone can enjoy it, even those unfamiliar with classical music.
This week, IPR is welcoming five alumni musicians back to Interlochen to perform around Northern Michigan for the last two weeks of July.
Nature is a near-constant source of inspiration for all of us. This week, we take the flute into the great outdoors to see what happens when we let nature have a voice in classical music.