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Michigan Philharmonic presents "The Ives of March"

The 13-14 concert season has brought numerous major national awards and recognitions for the Michigan Philharmonic for innovative programming and the orchestras’ award winning Conductor, Nan Washburn –and the fun continues with “The Ives of March”, an eclectic concert featuring the Plymouth Oratorio Society. Bringing together chorus and orchestra, “The Ives of March” features the Plymouth Oratorio Society, under the direction of Dr. Richard Ingram for an extraordinary opportunity to hear two of the all-time most popular pieces of classical music from Carl Orff’s ” Carmina Burana”, in addition to the exquisitely beautiful and lesser-known work, Antonίn Dvořák’s “Te Deum”. The Dvořák work began as an American commission in honor of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ “discovery.” When the proposed “American” text didn’t get to the composer in time, he decided to set the traditional Latin text instead. The work was premiered in 1892 in New York City. The two other pieces on the program, however, are more clearly “American.” Charles Ives bases his quiet and reflective Symphony No. 3 on old American hymn-tunes and sentimental memories of times past (or of a by-gone era) and California-based composer, Lee Actor’s , “Opening Remarks” is a delightful, upbeat, Shostakovich-styled concert opener. Concert goers also have the opportunity to attend a special Pre-Concert Brunch at Station 885 in Plymouth. $25 includes beverage, tax and tip. For Reservations or concert tickets, please call (734) 451-2112 or visit www.michiganphil.org. All ticket buyers are included in the season-long raffle for a Two Year Lease on a new Cadillac ATS Sedan, courtesy of Don Massey Cadillac. Drawing for the winner will take place at the last season concert in April 2014.