UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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Saturday, May 12th, at 7:30pm
Sojourn of Spring
Sojourn of Spring -  Poster_smallCentral United Methodist Church
Traverse City, MI

Manitou Winds welcomes spring’s brief sojourn with music and poetry celebrating the wandering spirit. We’ll journey to spectacular vistas, go beneath the surface of still waters, and maybe even brave whitewater rapids!

We’ll be joined by legendary organ soloist Thomas Bara performing on the beautifully renovated and expanded Möller pipe organ at Central United Methodist Church! Together we’ll perform Sojourn for organ and winds by Craig Phillips (b. 1961) and present the world premiere of Traveling Mercies — a brand new work for organ and wind quintet by Jason McKinney (b. 1979).

A dynamic program of contrasting musical colors and styles: it’s a concert fit for welcoming springtime back to Northern Michigan. Admission is FREE. A freewill offering will be taken to help provide scholarships for Interlochen Arts Academy students.

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Wednesday, July 25th, at 7:30pm
Benzie County Community Band
IMG_7665Empire Beach
Empire, MI

Manitou Winds will make a special solo appearance, this summer, with the Benzie County Community Band performing an outdoor concert right on the shores of Lake Michigan in Empire’s beachside park!

We’ll share a special preview of the music from our upcoming summer concert at the Oliver Art Center, and as a special treat we’ll settle in to perform with the dedicated musicians of this one-of-a-kind community band, conducted by our friend Karen Hall.

Pack your sunscreen and sandals and come along with us to the beach for some summer sun and some summery fun music! Admission is free, all are welcome.

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Friday, August 17th, at 7:00pm
A Celtic Summertide
Scottish HighlandsOliver Art Center
Frankfort, MI

Manitou Winds returns to the magnificent main gallery of the Oliver Art Center to present an evening of music from the many Celtic nations. Our colorful musical palette will be adorned by harp, guitar, and the human voice!

We’ll be joined by guest soloist Emily Curtin Culler, soprano, to bring you lilting, beautiful ballads; and local artist Ellie Harold (our 2016 collaborating artist) will create a brand new painting inspired by the music live during the concert!

Art lovers and music lovers unite! Join us for an evening of brand new art and brand new music including colorful new arrangements of timeless traditional music from all across the Celtic realm. Admission is FREE. A freewill offering will be taken to support Manitou Winds’ upcoming recording project.

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Saturday, December 1st, at 7:30pm
Winter Songs & Carols
IMG_4607Grace Episcopal Church
Traverse City, MI

More than a concert filled with holiday-themed music, Winter Songs & Carols invites you to celebrate the entire season of winter. In this special annual concert featuring our entire ensemble and a special guest or two, music and spoken word combine to create a peaceful glimpse of winter sure to warm your heart.

Admission is free. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit food ministries at Grace Episcopal Church.

Stay tuned for full concert details available soon!

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