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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 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 Distillery, 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
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.
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 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 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.