The Marquette City Band is holding its annual Upper Peninsula Community Band Festival in Marquette, bringing together community band instrumentalists from across the U.S. for fun, education, concerts and more. We spoke to Dr. Stephen Grugin, Director of the Marquette City Band and Director of Bands/Professor of Low Brass at Northern Michigan University:
Summertime in the Upper Peninsula means art for all. Art opportunities abound in Escanaba and the surrounding areas, and the Bonifas Arts Center helps in coordinating these events. We spoke with the artistic director of the Bonifas, Pasqua Warstler, about the summer art events.
The Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) celebrates its 20th anniversary the week of July 23rd with a week of events titled "Access for All." Sarah Peurakoski is the Executive Director of SAIL, the Disability Network of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and she stopped by our studios to tell our listeners about SAIL and the free events for all community members.
The North Coast Chamber Players present an evening of music for winds and piano, called "Who's On First?" This is a free concert of classical and fun music, performed by a sextet comprised of flutist Claudia Drosen, oboist Laura Robinson, clarinetist Debora Check Reeves, hornist Gary L. Reeves, bassoonist Will Peebles, and pianist Nancy Zimmerman.
Debbie, Gary and Will stopped by the studio to tell us about the program:
The Marquette Symphony Orchestra is holding another Summer Strings concert this summer, and this time they bring fellow musicians from the Superior String Alliance Chamber Players. In partnership with the Hiawatha Music Co-Op and the Ore Dock Brewing Company, the second Summer Strings concert takes place at the brewery Wednesday July 18th. Concertmaster and string player Janis Peterson came back to our studio to tell us about this collaborative event.