Michigan Philharmonic Koncert for Kids Broadcast on 88.1 the Park
The Michigan Philharmonic presented their Koncert for Kids, a special performance for all 4th grade students in the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, last month. 88.1 the Park will air the concert live on Thursday June 14, at 6:00 p.m.
The concert provided a musical program designed to engage a younger audience and was the culmination of the two year CLASSical Music Outreach program provided by the Michigan Philharmonic for the Plymouth Canton Schools. Students learned about different instrument families, composers, the composition process, and conducting (including a “conduct along”!). The featured piece was Andre Myers’ work, Paddle to the Sea, based on the 4th grade curriculum’s literature and social studies book by H.C. Holling and commissioned by the orchestra in 2004 specifically for these performances. This year’s narrator for the performance was Elizabeth Mitchell from Main Street Opera in Plymouth. Content for the concert was arranged by Music Director and Conductor, Nan Washburn.
In addition to the concert, 88.1 the Park will air a short interview with Taylor Haring, a member of the orchestra’s marketing team. The interview was hosted by 88.1 the Park’s Program Director, Fiona Hughes.
“We love the opportunity to partner with a community gem like the Michigan Philharmonic. These performances are always magical and inspire kids to listen to classical music, sometimes for the first time,” said Bill Keith, Station Manager.
88.1 the Park is owned and operated by the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools. The station has been serving the community since February 14, 1972.