Thursday, July 16, 2015

Pine Mountain Music Festival to conclude with concerts July 16, 17, 18

HANCOCK -- The Pine Mountain Music Festival (PMMF) will present its final concerts this week on Saturday, July 18, at the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts: the Honors Orchestra Chamber Concert of high-school-aged musicians and the PMMF Symphony Orchestra Concert, conducted by Artistic Director Donald Schleicher, featuring local soloists and a chorus of singers from the Upper Peninsula. The symphony concert will also be presented in Kingsford July 16 and Marquette July 17.

Honors Orchestra Chamber Concert

The outstanding high-school-aged musicians of the Honors Orchestra Program will have an opportunity to showcase their talent, performing in individual chamber groups in a concert at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 18, at Portage United Church, 1400 Houghton Ave. in Houghton. Repertoire will be announced from the stage. Cost is free, but donations will be accepted at the door.

PMMF Symphony Orchestra

Conducted by Artistic Director Donald Schleicher, the PMMF Symphony Orchestra, consisting of professional musicians and students of the Honors Orchestra Program, will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op.125, the Overture to Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss and Romanze by Sibelius. Featured soloists include baritone Levi Hernandez and local vocal stars tenor Miles Mykkanen, mezzo-soprano Lara Neves, and soprano Tory Wood. They are joined by a combined chorus of voices from throughout the Upper Peninsula. General Cost: $26. Student/Child Cost: $11.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the following locations:

Thursday, July 16: Kingsford High School, 431 Hamilton Ave., Kingsford, Mich.

Friday, July 17: Reynolds Recital Hall, 1400 Presque Isle Ave., Marquette, Mich. Click here for tickets.

Saturday, July 18: Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts, 1400 Townsend Avenue, Houghton, Mich. Click here for tickets.

Inset photo: PMMF Artistic Director Donald Schleicher. (Photo courtesy Pine Mountain Music Festival)

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