Experience virtuosity in performance and through composition when the Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Maestra Nan Washburn, presents Eclectic & Electric. Featuring violinist Kevin Miura and works by composer Miguel del Águila, the concert performance will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, in the Gloria Logan Auditorium at Salem High School in Canton, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Arrive early for the pre-concert talk with Maestro Washburn that begins at 6:45 p.m. Composer Miguel del Águila is scheduled to be in attendance for the world premiere of his new version of Islamorada. The original piece is a stunningly beautiful and dynamic work with Latin American influences.
From Michigan Phil:
This Opening Night concert is full of impactful and unforgettable music, from Miguel del Águila’s Islamorada and Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent Violin Concerto in D Major. This eclectic mix of electrifying sounds is certain to inspire and amaze. Guest violinist, 16-year-old Kevin Miura is a rising star who was awarded the 2nd prize at the 2016 Menuhin International Violin Competition. Kevin performs on an 1849 Giuseppe Rocca violin, on generous loan from The Mandell Collection of Southern California. Rounding out this dazzling evening, composer Miguel del Águila explores Latin rhythms with an orchestration where Latin jazz meets 1940s big band sound.
- Miguel del Águila — Islamorada (2013/2019) (World Premiere of new version)
- Miguel del Águila — Caribeña (2012)
- Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky — Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35 (1878)
- Igor Stravinsky — The Firebird Suite (1919)