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The Sound Garden Project

 IPR's summer concert series
The Sound Garden Project

Follow @iprsoundgarden on Instagram for the fullest experience!

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 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.


All concerts are free and open to the public - no tickets required.

Stay tuned for 2024's concert schedule - coming soon!

Special thanks to our generous sponsors Golden-Fowler Home Furnishings and Traverse City Tourism.


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!

2023 Ensembles

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.