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Celebrating her 20th season 2018-2019 as Music Director and Conductor of the Michigan Philharmonic, Nan Washburn has taken a community orchestra she was hired to helm in 1999 and developed it into a regional professional orchestra in the metropolitan Detroit suburb of Plymouth that is flourishing.
Michigan Philharmonic offers an eight concert subscription season to packed houses in Plymouth and surrounding communities; nurtures a burgeoning youth symphony and enjoys a vigorous outreach program of special events and workshops including summer concerts at several of Michigan’s massive Metroparks that surround the Greater Detroit area. Washburn discusses the upcoming 2018-2019 season and reflects on the important mission her orchestra fulfills every day in her community.
Enjoy videos of the orchestra’s final concert of the 2017-2018 season - a Tchaikovsky Spectacular on March 18 that included William Walton’s Crown Imperial March with the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra playing side-by-side with the Philharmonic; guest composer Zhou Tian’s A Thousand Years of Good Prayers; Peggy Glanville-Hicks’ Etruscan Concerto for Piano and Chamber Orchestra with piano soloist Patrick Johnson and Tchaikovsky’s iconic Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op. 36.