"Musical Tales!" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
In May, Michael will be joining the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for four concerts as part of their Educational Concert Series as a featured soloist. He will be singing Figaro's cavatina "Largo al factotum della città" from Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
The concert, entitled "Musical Tales" is part of the DSO's educational outreach, and will include a live broadcast on May 14th, called Live From Orchestra Hall: Classroom Edition. The concert will be conducted by the DSO's assitant condutor Michelle Merrill, and will be hosted by University of Michigan alumnus and accomplished actor Damon Gupton. The concert will also include selections from Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition,
Prokiev's The Love for Three Oranges, and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.
For more information, visit the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's website by clicking here.
Seagle Music Colony Turns 100
This summer, Michael will be participating in the historic 100th anniversary season of the Seagle Music Colony. Michael will be singing the title role of Figaro in Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia as well as Enjolras in Les Miserables. Michael will also appear in the ensemble of Verdi's Falstaff and other concerts throughout the summer. This will be Michael's third year in residence at the Seagle Music Colony.
Seagle Music Colony is the oldest vocal training program in the country. Founded in 1915 by Oscar Seagle, the colony has continued to thrive throughout the past century and has become recognized as one of the finest training programs for young singers in the United States. Located in beautiful Schroon Lake, NY, the Seagle Colony provides a scenic atmosphere for stunning musical productions and unparalleled vocal training. For more information and to purchase tickets, vist seaglecolony.org.
Michael Miller named George L. Hackett Scholar
Selected as one of 16 finalists, Michael travelled to Cleveland, OH to compete in the 25th Annual S. Livingston Mather Scholarship Competition For Male Voice Students hosted by the Singer's Club of Cleveland. Michael was awarded the second place prize, the George L. Hackett Scholarship of $1400.
Award recipients are encouraged to participate in the 2014–2015 Singers’ Club rehearsal and concert schedule. Award recipients may be invited to perform as soloists in Singers’ Club concerts as opportunity permits. They also may be invited perform in a recital for benefactors. Click for more information on the Singer's Club of Cleveland.
Guilio Cesare at the University of Michigan
Michael has been cast as Curio in the University of Michigan Opera Theatre's production of Händel's Giulio Cesare, to be presented March 26-29, 2015 at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre in Ann Arbor. The production will be staged by Robert Swedberg. Conducting the orchestra will be new University of Michigan faculty member Kathleen Kelly.
For tickets, visit http://tickets.music.umich.edu/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=2175