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 were PULSE, Fivemind Reeds and the Blue Saxophone Quartet. They lived, created and performed in Northern Michigan.
Interested in applying to be a 2024 Sound Garden Project ensemble? Click here!
Updates about summer 2024 concerts coming soon!
The Sound Garden Project is presented by Interlochen Public Radio.
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!
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.