Past Programming

2015

14th Season!

Hidden Gems and Beloved Treasures

Combining popular audience favorites with more unfamiliar works – That You Will LOVE!

You Go Girl

You Go Girl!

August 8, 2015  7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

This will be one of the MCCMF’s most exciting nights ever!  This celebration of women composers features a WORLD PREMIERE by one of the world’s most acclaimed composers, LIBBY LARSEN!  Come hear her new trio for Viola, Clarinet, and Piano, “Ferlinghetti”, a sumptuous and exciting new piece.  Also included in this special evening are performances of exciting, rarely performed, romantic works by Clara Schumann and Cecil Chaminade; plus a tribute to the “king of poets”, William Butler Yeats, on his 150th birthday.

 

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... as the Songwriter Wrote ...

... as the Songwriter Wrote...

August 10, 2015  7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

Some of history’s greatest songwriters are featured in this stunning program!  The different textures and styles used throughout history are showcased in this concert.  You will leave this evening humming beautiful melodies, as we present a complex repertoire featuring a sumptuous arrangement of Gabriel Faure’s Après un Rève for viola and piano, works by George Crumb, and Franz Schubert’s beloved Octet for Strings and Winds.

 

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Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

August 12, 2015  7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

This concert perfectly showcases works by well-known composers that have, somehow, become forgotten in the standard repertoire.  Yes, there are still some beautiful, romantic pieces out there that you’ve probably never heard!  Featured repertoire includes art songs by Erich Korngold and Gabriel Faure’s amazing (and rarely performed) Piano Quartet #2 in g minor!

 

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Crossing Over

Crossing Over

August 14, 2015  7:30 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

This promises to be a truly unforgettable night!  The MCCMF will offer great works of the solo and chamber repertoire that have been strongly influenced by the popular musical genres; including blues, tango, rock, Motown, and even hip-pop!  Some of the artists that have influenced this special night are Billy Joel, James Brown, Eddie Van Halen, Metallica, and Nirvana!  Our own Rudolf Haken will premiere a work of his own that uses hip-pop stylings!

 

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Surprise Ending

Surprise Ending

August 16, 2015  3:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

Our close to our 2015 summer festival includes our annual presentation of our Harold A. Smith Youth Chamber Competition winners, always an audience favorite.  Also on the program is Anton Arensky’s great “Piano Quintet”, a rarely performed work in the United States.  Arensky was a student of Tchaikovsky, and taught Rachmaninoff.  His music is of the grand, Russian, romantic style, and is always a big hit with audiences!  Also on the program is an audience favorite “surprise”!

 

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All concerts are followed by “Meet the Artists” receptions.

Admission is FREE to all events.



Children's Concerts

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Girl Power

Girl Power!

August 11, 2015  6:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

This concert is a celebration of the contribution of female composers and musicians everywhere! We will feature some of the country’s best female performers in a fun and educational concert for girls and boys of all ages.

Crossing Over

KinderConcert

August 13, 2015  6:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

 

This is a very special concert aimed at very young audience members. Our education director, Sunny Gardner-Orbovich will offer an interactive musical evening that will delight and educate children. Our own Rudolf Haken’s “The Animals Which Escaped From the Zoo” will be performed as well; a piece that “Rudy” composed when he was only TEN years old!

Concert for Children

For Children by Children!

August 15, 2015  Noon

Michigan City Public Library

 

Our final Concert for Children will feature songs performed by our own Children’s Choral Institute singers! A fun program for all!

Admission is FREE to all events.

Don’t Miss These Other Festival Events!

You're Invited - Open Rehearsal

August 13, Noon

Urban Soles
624 Franklin St.
Michigan City, IN

Come join us in experiencing chamber music in its creative processes; an open rehearsal! This annual event has grown in popularity, and gives audience members a unique opportunity to witness the intensity and intimacy of high artists working together towards an artistic goal.

Play-in-Picnic

August 16, 4 PM

Arturo’s Baked Goods
2613 U.S.-12
Michigan City, IN

This wonderful, informal, familial concert has become one of the MCCMF’s favorite events! The “Play-In Picnic” features area adult amateur musicians performing with our own MCCMF instrumentalists in an outdoor setting. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, or sit on the beautiful deck. Bring your own refreshments, or purchase delicious food for your unforgettable concert experience!

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