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Overture for Our Earth – Michigan Philharmonic


Overture for Our Earth

We will pay tribute to our humble planet Earth, during this very special Earth Day performance with an evening alive with the sounds and stylings of several modern composers, focused on the natural world, from mighty pine forests to creatures, both great and small, including the humble wasp to the majestic eagle and the awe inspiring whale. This event includes another world premiere with the Philharmonic’s own oboist Chris Wheeler.

Chris Wheeler, oboe
Erik Santos, composer
Jessica Hunt, composer
Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra side-by-side
Plymouth-Canton Educational Park Band Brass Players
Ralph Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture (1909) (arr. Brendan McBrien) MPYO side-by-side
Jessica Hunt The Eagle Tree (2018)
Alan Hovhaness And God Created Great Whales, Op. 229, No. 1 (1970)
Erik Santos TBA Concerto for Oboe, Electronics and Chamber Orchestra (2023) (world premiere)
Ottorino Respighi Pines of Rome (1924)