The Sound Garden Project
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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.
Thursday, June 15, at 7 p.m.
Iron Fish Distillery, 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
Black Star Farms will have wine and craft cocktails by the glass and charcuterie boxes available for purchase, as well as dinner at their reimagined Polaris Bistro.
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 Pavilion, Charlevoix
Brought to you by the City of Charlevoix Downtown Development Authority
Keep an ear out for "sound samples" in your community! Gas stations, drive-through windows, barbecues — you never know where we'll pop up with interesting music!
Tuesday, June 13
1 - 2 p.m.: Bud's, Interlochen
3 - 4:30 p.m.: Interlochen Corners, Blarney gas station
Wednesday, June 14
3 - 4:30 p.m.: Dollar General, Interlochen
Thursday, June 15
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Glen Arbor Library Story Time
2:30 p.m. - Five Shores Brewing, Beulah and Wesco, Benzonia
Monday, June 19
5 p.m. - Grocer's Daughter Chocolate, Empire
5:30 p.m. - Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor
Tuesday, June 20
2 p.m. - Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings, Traverse City
3 p.m. - American Spoon and Fustini's Oils & Vinegars, Traverse City
3:30 p.m. - Kilwins and Oryana on 10th St., Traverse City
6 p.m. - Open rehearsal at Glen Arbor Art Center
Friday, June 23
2 p.m. - Inn and Trail Gourmet, Glen Arbor
2:30 p.m. - Synchronicity Gallery, Glen Arbor
3 p.m. - Cottonseed Apparel, Glen Arbor
3 p.m. - Glen Arbor Wine
Wednesday, June 28
2 - 4 p.m - Various locations in Frankfort
Tuesday, July 4
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Various locations in Frankfort
Wednesday, July 5
10 a.m. - Mundos North (Suttons Bay)
10:30 a.m. - Suttons Bay Library
11 a.m. - Suttons Bay Marina
11:30 a.m. - The Front Porch
Tuesday, July 11
2 p.m. - Interlochen State Park Campground
3 p.m. - Incredible Mo's
3 p.m - Interlochen Golf Course, Bradley's Restaurant
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 Samuel Hartt, Lauren Troutman, Jonah Kulick and Joshua Elwood have been planting music in unexpected places with IPR's Sound Garden Project.
Thacher Schreiber, Darren Liou, Alex Lee, Matthew Rasmussen and Jacob Freiman are planting music in unexpected places this summer through IPR's Sound Garden Project.
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.