The Michigan Philharmonic performed in Port Austin’s Gallup Park in 2022. Photo: Cynthia Patrick/Michigan Philharmonic.

In Sunday’s (8/13) Huron Daily Tribune, Connor Veenstra writes, ”The Michigan Philharmonic returns to Port Austin after 2022’s performance … The symphony orchestra stopped in the village last year for a performance of patriotic tunes. Between 300-500 people turned out to see the group in Port Austin’s Gallup Park, and it will return to the same stage on Saturday, Aug. 19 … ‘The community of Port Austin welcomed us with open arms last summer and we can’t wait to return!’ said the orchestra’s Executive Director Beth Stewart. The concert is called ‘Movie Icons and Superheroes’ … As before, they’ll be playing as part of the Artist in Residence program in Port Austin…. ‘The Philharmonic definitely fell under the guidelines of our Artist in Residence program,’ said William Mayes, who will act as emcee for the concert. The Artist in Residence program has an artist live in Port Austin for one to three weeks, working on their art, working on art with local artists, and doing workshops about their medium. ‘They just bring a breath of fresh air to a rural community that shows anybody … can explore their artistic abilities,’ Mayes said.”