Fundraising drive for Michigan Phil continues through May

Apr. 26, 2022  PLYMOUTH EAGLE.

Plymouth Michigan News


The Michigan Philharmonic is hoping that “April” showers bring May “dollars” as the annual matching fundraiser is underway through April and May. The orchestra is hoping to match the $20,000 donation of a major donor earlier this year.

According to Beth Stewart, executive director of the Philharmonic, the campaign is a reminder that “all size donations can make a difference in supporting a cultural jewel like the symphony, based for its entire history in Plymouth but with concerts and programs throughout southeast Michigan.”

The Michigan Phil will wrap up the 76th season on May 21 with “The Great American Songbook” at Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center. This evening features versatile vocalist Suede performing some great American standards from Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Henry Mancini, Julie Styne and Stephen Sondheim.

Founded in 1945 as the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra, today the Michigan Philharmonic is one of the most highly-respected regional orchestras showcasing classical and pop music in southeast Michigan communities throughout the year, Stewart noted.

Nan Washburn

Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Nan Washburn is wrapping up her 23rd season, a  career that is the second longest leadership role in the organization’s 76 years.

In addition to presenting a full season of concerts and programs, the Philharmonic partners with several school districts, the City of Plymouth, the Wayne County Community College District, the Huron Clinton Metroparks, Brighton Center for the Performing Arts and the Detroit River Conservancy – Parks Division for performances throughout southeast Michigan.

The Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra provides young musicians numerous opportunities to hone their skills and take part in an array of programs and performances.

To donate or for tickets and more information, visit or call (734) 451-2112.


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