Three Northern Michigan events will pull at your heartstrings with concerts that showcase the breadth and power of string ensembles and the vocals of a seasoned jazz siren. From melancholy to merry, the music from these performers makes their Northern Michigan concerts in Traverse City and Leland indispensable stops for music fans.  Plus, attend the first of the following events and you’ll give back to the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, whose concert couples as a fundraiser.

Traverse Symphony Orchestra: A Night in New York CityTraverse City, Saturday, May 31st

The Dover QuartetTraverse City, Sunday, June 1st

  • Presented by Chamber Music North; this concert features the highly-regarded, youthful Dover Quartet.  The group is the Quartet-in-Residence at the Curtis Institute of Music.  Tickets to their concert are available at

Janice Keegan QuintetLeland, Saturday, May 31st

  • The Leelanau Community Cultural Center presents the Janice Keegan Jazz Quintet on Saturday, May 31st at the Old Art Building. Keegan is noted for her vocal range, fluid phrasing, creative improvisation, impeccable intonation, and expressive yet sensuous sound. She will be accompanied by Bill Sears on saxophone, Steve Stargardt on piano, Ed Fedewa on bass, and David Collini on drums.  Tickets to this concert are available at

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