Ahoy, Michigan Phil!

Ahoy, Michigan Phil!
February 22, 2017 paperlesslion

Help keep Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra in financial ship shape plus enjoy a chance to win a European cruise for two on the castle-lined Rhine River. It’s the Michigan Phil Cruise Raffle.

Winner will be selected at the Phil-Palooza concert on Saturday, April 1. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex Gym. It’s a classical music party the whole family can enjoy with music from Peter and the Wolf to Star Wars., plus a world premiere of 112 Degrees by composer Alice Gomez.

  • Plymouth Community Band, Carl Batishill, director
  • Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (side-by-side)
  • Randy Bhirdo, narrator (WWJ Radio traffic reporter)

The program:

  • Jean Sibelius Finlandia Op. 26 (1900) (MPYO side by side)
  • Sergei Prokofiev Peter and the Wolf Op. 67 (1936)
  • Alice Gomez 112 Degrees (2017) (World Premiere)
  • Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture Op. 96 (1954) (with PCB)
  • John Williams Star Wars Medley (with PCB)

Raffle details from Michigan Phil:

Each year the Michigan Philharmonic and Travel Leaders in Plymouth, put together unique and interesting travel adventures in beautiful locations around the world..  In the past Michigan Philharmonic tours have included ocean and riverboat cruises through Spain, Greece, Italy, Austria, France, Alaska, Scandinavia and Russia.

This year the trip takes in the beautiful Rhine River on the Avalon Waterways Riverboat line – September 17- 24, 2017.  The cruise takes in cities bordering one of Europe’s most legendary rivers.

Enjoy guided sightseeing in Strasbourg, Koblenz, and Cologne, as well as excursions to the Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of river, dotted every mile with castles. Visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam.

This cruise is sold out but you have the opportunity to win this unbelievable trip-of-a-lifetime by purchasing a Michigan Philharmonic Cruise Raffle Ticket.  The winning prize is the Rhine Riverboat Cruise for two people plus the roundtrip airfare – a $12,000 value.

Raffle Tickets are $50 and only 400 tickets will be sold.  The drawing for the winning ticket will be at the Michigan Philharmonic concert on April 1, 2017 at the Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex (PARC). You need not be present to win but you can’t win if you don’t buy a ticket!

Please call or visit the Michigan Philharmonic office for details and to purchase a ticket –  734 451-2112.