Some of the area’s top community bands are gathering at the Dearborn Center for the Performing Arts again this year, for the Motor City Festival of Bands 2. The event is taking place Sunday, March 13th at 3:00 p.m. and will feature the Oakland University Brass Band, the Farmington Community Band, the Plymouth Community Band, the Washtenaw Concert Band, and the Motor City Brass Band.
Last year’s festival was spectacular, and this year’s promises to be another great afternoon.
Full details and ticket information are available at http://www.mcbb.org/pdf/MCFB_2011.pdf
Lang Lang played in Ann Arbor last night for the University Music Society, appearing with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach.
From the moment Lang Lang walked on stage, it was clear that the audience was full of his fans and that a rock star had come into the room. Continue reading →
The Motor City Brass Band distributed a news release today about an upcoming Festival of Bands. This event does two things I think are important. It helps facilitate communication and coordination between different organizations, and it pulls the Detroit Symphony into a leadership role with community and amateur music groups.
Here are the details: Continue reading →
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