Category: Performances

Winter Songs & Carols: The Art of Collaboration

You don’t have to look very hard to find folks in Northern Michigan who are proud to live and work here. The area is teeming with artists of all sorts — drawn here for the sense of community, the easy-to-find solitude, and of course… Continue Reading “Winter Songs & Carols: The Art of Collaboration”

Two Unique Quartets

When Manitou Winds performs its first-ever concert on December 5, 2015, it will be an evening of several premieres. Two of the pieces on the program, in particular, are quartets which were specially arranged for our concert. The first and probably most familiar of… Continue Reading “Two Unique Quartets”

August Was a Busy Month

August was certainly a busy month for the musicians of Manitou Winds. Still reeling from the preparation and performances for the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival, we put in a lot of rehearsal time for another promotional concert for the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra… Continue Reading “August Was a Busy Month”

2015 Traverse City Film Festival

In July, Manitou Winds was selected from among a large pool of talented musicians to participate in the 2015 Traverse City Film Festival! Musicians from across Northern Michigan — and all across the country — were invited to submit videos and samples for consideration… Continue Reading “2015 Traverse City Film Festival”

Thank You, Stormcloud!

The members Manitou Winds had their premier performance at Frankfort’s Stormcloud Brewing Company on Saturday, July 11th.  Performing on the beautiful patio at the brewery, the ensemble had a very receptive audience who were also enjoying the brewery’s tasty offerings. If you weren’t able… Continue Reading “Thank You, Stormcloud!”

Manitou Winds at Stormcloud Brewing Company

Manitou Winds’ July 11th performance at Stormcloud Brewing Company is part of a special series to promote the Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra’s concerts for the 2015 season. Jason McKinney and Laura Hood perform regularly with the symphony and invite you to attend the upcoming… Continue Reading “Manitou Winds at Stormcloud Brewing Company”

NMC Concert Band

Anne Bara and Jason McKinney of Manitou Winds will be performing with the NMC Concert Band on Friday, April 24th, at 7:30pm in Northwestern Michigan College’s Milliken Auditorium. Under the enthusiastic direction of Pat Brumbaugh, the ensemble will be performing Tchaikovsky’s epic 1812 Overture… Continue Reading “NMC Concert Band”

NMC Concert Band

Anne Bara, Laura Hood, and Jason McKinney of Manitou Winds will be performing with the NMC Concert Band on Friday, February 27th, at 7:30pm in Northwestern Michigan College’s Milliken Auditorium. The concert will feature works by Gustav Holst, John Williams, Frank Ticheli, and many… Continue Reading “NMC Concert Band”

Encore Winds Concert

Manitou Winds’ own Sam Clark, Anne Bara, and Jason McKinney will be performing in Encore Winds’ upcoming concert “Running On Island Time” with guest conductor Tim Topolewski on Sunday, February 8, 3:00pm at the First Congregational Church in Traverse City. The concert will feature… Continue Reading “Encore Winds Concert”