Philharmonic takes a musical journey through Motown, Mamma Mia & more

February performance takes stage at Garden City's O'Leary Arts Center

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Michimich -- February is a perfect time for music lovers to get their groove on as the Michigan Philharmonic offers up a concert full of the music of Motown, Mamma Mia and much more.

Planned for Saturday, Feb. 10 at the O'Leary Performing Arts Center in Garden City, "Motown Meets Mamma Mia-Here We Go Again" begins at 7:30 p.m. and features a wide array of tunes as well as three talented vocalists and members of the Garden City High School Choir.

As one of Michigan's finest orchestras, the Plymouth-based Philharmonic celebrates a wide range of classical and pops music that connects, engages, and creates unique experiences. This year the symphony continues celebrating the 25th year Music Director and Conductor Nan Washburn has led the regional symphony.

Among the pieces that will be performed include compositions by ABBA, Stevie Wonder, Burt Bacharach, the Beach Boys, Chuck Mangione and the Rolling Stones. Also planned is "Disco Fever," a disco arrangement with the Garden City Choir.

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Featured singers Kathryn Calzone, Lauren Norris and Taylor Haring will join the Phil during two numbers at the concert. Calzone is Michigan native who trained at the New England Conservatory of Music after graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy. She was a featured vocalist for the Michigan Philharmonic celebrating the music of ABBA in 2018 and performs locally with the Swing City Band. Norris is a Michigan native who graduated from Salem High School, as well as the Royal Conservatorie of Scotland. Haring is a classically trained vocalist who graduated Madonna University in Livonia. An American Idol finalist she performs throughout the Midwest with her band, Athens Creek.

Tickets for the January concert are available at the Philharmonic's website: For information, contact (734) 451-2112.

About the Michigan Philharmonic: Now in its 78th season, the Michigan Philharmonic – (or "Michigan Phil") – is one of the most innovative and dynamic professional orchestras in Southeast Michigan. Nan Washburn, Music Director & Conductor since 1999, has won 19 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music from the League of American Orchestras.  In 2019 the Michigan Philharmonic was awarded Second Place in the American Prize for Professional Orchestras.  The orchestra performs in an ever-expanding roster of Michigan communities; including Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Livonia, Brighton, Downtown Detroit, and many others. The Michigan Phil is committed to reaching out to a broad and diverse array of audiences and providing enjoyable cultural and social experiences, while encouraging anyone who loves live music events to "Spend the night with Michigan Phil."

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For tickets and more information, please visit or call (734) 451-2112.

Source: Michigan Philharmonic

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