A Celebration of Courage

A Celebration of Courage
October 6, 2019 paperlesslion

Michigan Philharmonic Orchestra commemorates the brave men and women whose service in uniform has kept our nation free in “A Celebration of Courage – 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day.” The concert performance is Friday, Nov. 8 at First United Methodist Church – Plymouth, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

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Details from Michigan Phil:

Big sounds, great partnerships, and wonderful music are the hallmarks of this heartfelt celebration. The 100th Anniversary of Veterans Day is a milestone the Michigan Phil is proud to commemorate with a selection of works from patriotic tunes to the classical renditions of Ives, Ravel, and John Williams.  Special guests include composer Linda Robbins Coleman for a performance of her work, Elegy for the Greatest Generation, and the choirs of First United Methodist Church and Madonna University, joining the orchestra for a celebratory finale which will bring you to your feet!

The Michigan Philharmonic continues to partner with organizations in our community to serve as a platform to bring about connectivity. This time, we have partnered with the Fisher House of Michigan to collect ‘New Socks’ for our Veterans. Please bring your donations to the concert on November 8th at the First United Methodist Church in Plymouth. Thank you.

Guest Artists

Linda Robbins Coleman, composer
MPYO Sinfonia side by side
First United Methodist Church Choir, Marcia van Oyen, director and organist
Madonna University Chorale, Kevin Cushman, director


  • Leroy Anderson Favorites [Syncopated Clock; Blue Tango; Plink, Plank, Plunk!; Serenata] Charles Ives The Unanswered Question (1908/1935)
  • Maurice Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin: Menuet (1919)
  • Linda Robbins Coleman Elegy for the Greatest Generation (2009)
  • Michael Kamen Band of Brothers (2001)
  • Frank Meacham American Patrol (Glenn Miller version) (1942)
  • John Williams Music from Lincoln (2012)
  • Jean Sibelius/arr. Douglas E. Wagner This is My Song (1899/2007)
  • Joseph M. Martin Who Are the Brave? (1992)
  • America, of Thee I Sing arr. John Moss [America, the Beautiful; My Country, ‘Tis of Thee (America); Yankee Doodle Boy; You’re A Grand Old Flag]