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The Sound Garden Project

The Sound Garden Project
The PULSE saxophone quartet performs outside

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.
PULSE Quartet
Iron Fish Distilling, Thompsonville

Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m.
PULSE Quartet
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.
Blue Quartet
Traverse City Tourism Visitor Center, Traverse City

Thursday, July 6 at 7 p.m.
Fivemind Reeds
Elizabeth Lane Oliver Art Center, Frankfort

Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
Blue Quartet
Black Star Farms, Suttons Bay

Thursday, July 20 at 7 p.m.
Blue Quartet
Interlochen Public Library, Interlochen

Thursday, July 27 at 7 p.m.
Fivemind Reeds
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 Reed Quintet

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.