World Premieres by Grey Grant: Vanguard Reed Quintet
In this concert, the audience will experience contemporary classical chamber music performed by the oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bass clarinet, and bassoon. Vanguard will be premiering two works by Michigan-based composer Grey Grant: Futch, a hypersonic baroque original work for reed quintet; and There Was a Mystic Reality We Lived in Once, an arrangement of their ethereal saxophone quartet. Also on the program are two nature-based works: selections from Marc Mellits' Splinter, whose minimalistic-like movements are each inspired by a tree; and Thaw by Beck Turro is inspired by their trip to Acadia National Park. Closing the program is an arrangement of a suite from Kurt Weill's Threepenny Opera, with music inspired by 1920s jazz and European dances.
Purchase a ticket here to either attend the show in person at the First Presbyterian Church of Ypsilanti, or join us online for the livestream, courtesy of Sly Pup Productions! Livestream link will be provided closer to the event. You can also livestream ticket to view our concert on-demand up until a week after the show! The livestream will be archived for you to view on your own time until October 4.
We are requiring all in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR present a negative COVID-19 test. Please provide one of the following when you arrive at the venue:
-Proof of full vaccination (two weeks after the second shot of a two-shot vaccine, or the first of a one-shot vaccine)
-Proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event or a rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of the event
Masks will be required at all times within the venue and during the performance, regardless of vaccination status.
Marc Mellits – Splinter (selections)
Grey Grant – There Was a Mystic Reality We Lived in Once (world premiere)
Grey Grant – Futch (world premiere)
Beck Turro – Thaw
Kurt Weill (arr. Hekkema) – Threepenny Suite