Voyage to "La Mer" with the Philharmonic

November concert showcases a Pulitzer Prize winning composer

PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Michimich -- Experience the lush and beautiful sounds of the sea, or "La Mer" in French, as the Michigan Philharmonic takes music lovers on a magical sea voyage in its November return to St. Kenneth's Church.

"Music of La Mer" is planned for Friday, Nov. 10 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the church, which is located on Haggerty Road in Plymouth and will feature the music of Handel, Debussy and renowned Chinese-American composer Zhou Long.

Music selections for the evening will include "Water Music" by George F. Handel; "Overture to The Wreckers" by British composer Ethel Smyth; "The Deep, Deep Sea" by Zhou Long; "Pavane Op. 50" by Gabriel Faure; and "La Mer" for chamber orchestra by Claude Debussy.

"The Deep, Deep Sea" features solo alto flute and piccolo, harp, timpani and strings.

During the performance, the Phil's principal flute player, Dennis Carter II, will be featured as well as the Madonna Chorale, the University of Detroit Mercy Chorus and the Michigan Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Sinfonia under the direction of Hektor Qyteti.

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Zhou Long is internationally recognized for creating a unique body of music that brings together the aesthetic concepts and musical elements of East and West. He is the winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for his first opera, "Madame White Snake."

There will also be a pre-concert talk with Dr. Zhou beginning at 6:45 p.m.

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 is also celebrating its 25th year being led by Music Director and Conductor Nan Washburn.

Tickets 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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