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Musicians of the Sun

Musicians of the Sun
for Flute (Piccolo), Clarinet (Bass), Trumpet, Percussion, & String Quartet
A one-act play by Madeline Strong Diehl
Adapted from the book, "Musicians of the Sun" by Gerald McDermott
Commissioned by The Wild Swan Theater
Andrea Reinkemeyer, music (Ann Arbor, Michigan - 2005)


"Action is underscored and forwarded by haunting live music composed by Andrea Reinkemeyer and played by an orchestra of students enrolled in the Ann Arbor School of Performing Arts."

- Ellyce Field
Detroit News - December 2, 2005 (PDF)

Program Notes:

Musicians of the Sun (2005) was commissioned by the Wild Swan Theater (WST) for their production of "Musicians of the Sun," which tells the Aztec myth of how color and music come into the world. The orchestra was made up of teachers and students from the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts (AASPA) and was conducted by Abigail Alwin.


Premiere Run:

Musicians of the Sun
For Grades K-5
Wednesday, December 7, 2005: 10 am & 12:30 pm
Thursday, December 8, 2005: 10 am & 12:30 pm
Friday, December 9, 2005: CANCELLED, inclement weather
Saturday, December 10, 2005: 2 pm
Sunday, December 11, 2005: 2 pm
Towsley Auditorium
Washtenaw Community College (Ypsilanti, Michigan)

Abby Alwin, conductor
Emily Perryman, flute and piccolo
Cassy Fox-Percival, B-flat and Bass Clarinet
Charles Larkins, trumpet
Jason Quay, percussion
Anne Ogren, viola

Violin: Hiroaki Niwa, Lauren Peng, Elizabeth Qian
Margaret Wu, Victoria Wu, Douglas Yang
Cello: Eric Tinkerhess
Bass: Catrin Dowd