Miniature Masterpieces - Mandolin Style

Sunday, Feb 14, 2021 at 2:00pm

Plymouth First United Methodist Church
45201 North Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI 48170

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Michigan Phil Chamber Ensemble as they bring you “Miniature Masterpieces” with a twist –  featuring Guest Artist, Brad Phillips joining the ensemble on the Mandolin.  Performing Vivaldi’s masterful “Concerto for Mandolin in C Major,”  as well as a World Premier of Phillips’ own work for Mandolin & Strings, this concert is sure to please.  Brad Phillips is a regular at The Ark and has played violin, mandolin, and guitar with an amazing variety of musicians from  Brian Vander Ark (of Verve Pipe fame) to gigs with Joshua Davis (The Voice finalist) to touring with Jeff Daniels and accompanying Stevie Wonder at the Palace of Auburn Hills!  You won’t want to miss the great opportunity to hear him with the Michigan Phil!

(Due to health and safety regulations the concerts will have limited and safely- distanced seating.  You must RSVP if you wish to attend in person and choose the concert time.)

Program:

Alexander Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880) (arr. Nan Washburn)
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Mandolin in C Major RV425 (1725)
Brad Phillips New Work for Mandolin & Strings (2020) (World Premiere)
Ruth Crawford Seeger Music for Small Orchestra (1926)
Henry Cowell Persian Set (1957)

Guest Artist & Composer, Brad Phillips:

For more than 15 years, Brad Phillips has served as a sideman for some of Michigan’s most prevalent singer/songwriter acts.  Primarily a violinist/fiddler by training, he has diversified his skills as a multi-instrumentalist, playing both mandolin and guitar, in addition to being an arranger, composer, and record producer.  He is most known for his appearances with Jeff Daniels, The Verve Pipe, and the Celtic-fusion super-group Millish.  He has also appeared with May Erlewine, Joshua Davis and played violin for Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Pat Metheny, and Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

Brad earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in music from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where he now serves as a resident artist in the Chamber Music, and as a lecturer in the jazz department, teaching Roots Music & Improvisation for string players.  In addition to U of M, he also teaches Multimedia Production and composition at Concordia University in Ann Arbor.  Since 2014, Brad has been a resident artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company, where he has worked as a composer, sound designer, and actor.  In 2019, he released two recording projects:  RIDELLA'S CAVE and BREAKING FREE.

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