Tag: Chamber Music

Our Virtual Potluck: Part I

The table is set, the buffet dishes are in place, the napkins are neatly folded, the kitties are on their best behavior. It’s time for the Manitou Winds Virtual Potluck! Welcome! I’m so glad you could come. I think I hear our first guest… Continue Reading “Our Virtual Potluck: Part I”

Winter Songs & Carols: A Magical Evening

Manitou Winds’ premiere concert, Winter Songs & Carols, was a splendid event! We were delighted to share our music with so many of our friends, colleagues, Facebook fans — and even some new faces! We are grateful for all of your support and enthusiasm… Continue Reading “Winter Songs & Carols: A Magical Evening”

Winter Songs & Carols: Susan Hatt Johnson

This post was written in preparation for our December 2015 Winter Songs & Carols program. Winter Songs & Carols will be Manitou Winds’ first-ever concert — one they hope to make an annual tradition in Northern Michigan. It’s a concert in exploration of the… Continue Reading “Winter Songs & Carols: Susan Hatt Johnson”

Three Celtic Carols

This post was written in preparation for our December 2015 Winter Songs & Carols concert. For information about our next Winter Songs & Carols program or our other seasonal performances, visit our Performances page. While putting together arrangements and selections for Manitou Winds’”Winter Songs… Continue Reading “Three Celtic Carols”

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”

Woodwind Gourmet: Jason’s Müesli

I have always been hesitant to call myself a composer. Looking through scraps of manuscripts saved from my college years and my high school journals, it’s obvious I’ve always aspired to be one. Thankfully, it wasn’t some misguided pursuit of fame or fortune that… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Jason’s Müesli”

Woodwind Gourmet: Jenni’s Tofu Scramble

My fascination with composers’ eating habits began innocently enough in my undergraduate years… now that I’m no longer a student and can study anything I choose, I’ve decided to dust off that quest and go off in search of my favorite composers’ favorite breakfasts!… Continue Reading “Woodwind Gourmet: Jenni’s Tofu Scramble”