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Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra readies for new season

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The Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra opens its 2011-2012 season "Pure Music, Pure Michigan" with "A Fantastic Beginning" at the historic Temple Theatre in downtown Saginaw.

"This season, the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra will marry the amazing variety that is Michigan with the rich diversity of emotion that is music." said Brett Mitchell, Music Director.

"A Fantastic Beginning" will kick off with a fantastic fight between evil and the quintessential American superhero, followed by a fantastic vision of the afterlife and the amazing finale will close with the fantastic dreams of a lovesick artist.

Michael Daugherty's Red Cape Tango leads the evening's fantastic adventure with a bang. Daugherty, Professor of Composition at the University of Michigan recently won the Grammy for contemporary composition for the Nashville Symphony recording of his Metropolis Symphony of which Red Cape Tango is the final movement. 

The evening's program also showcases the talents of one of today's most exciting pianists Jason Hardink performing Franz Liszt's Totentanz with the Orchestra. Hardink holds the positions of Principal Symphony Keyboard at the Utah Symphony and Artistic Director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series.

The climax of the night is the masterpiece Symphonie fantastique, composed by Hector Berlioz at the beginning of the Romantic period.

To hear more about the evening's pieces join us for the pre-concert talk in the Leopard Lounge at 7:15PM on October 8th. Following the concert there will also be a Rehmann AfterGlow in the Premier Room on the second floor of the Temple Theatre.

This concert is in memory of Leo and Emelie Kahan and sponsored by Merrill Lynch Wealth Management as well as supported by The Saginaw Arts and Enrichment Commision. The Media Sponsor is Township Times; Afterglow Sponsor is Rehmann; Season Marketing Partner is Absolute Building Maintenance and our Season TV Partner is WNEM TV-5.

Tickets are available by calling 989-754-SHOW or visiting



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