This September, Stone & Sky presents Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer’s environmental soundscape Music for a Wilderness Lake. This piece was designed to be played at dawn and dusk around a small, Ontario lake, and is written for 12 trombones. The dawn performance of this piece will kick off our inaugural Flutter Fest, A Migration Celebration, September 17th & 18th, 2022. In partnership with Pelee Island Cultural Events, we will offer this concert at no fee to the general public as a community celebration of the unique and varied migrations that Fish Point is home to.
Music Director: Michael Stone
Michael Stone is a professional musician and educator residing in Windsor, Ontario. He is a native of Essex County and is a graduate of the University of Windsor School of Music. He loves to perform in a wide variety of styles. He is a trombonist with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Windsor Light Music Theatre, St. Clair College School of Performing Arts, funk band Huladog, R&B band Soul Delegation and jazz band Phil Kane & The New Normal. He also plays tuba with the Majestic Bass Quintet. He is an experienced educator and teaches trombone, euphonium and tuba at the University of Windsor School of Creative Arts. Michael is also a composer, arranger and transcriber. He has written the music for two Stone & Sky finalé productions performed at the Pelee Island quarry – Alchemy, August 2017,
and Tranquilité, August 2019. He has also performed at Stone & Sky with Huladog, Majestic Brass and the Trevor Malcolm Jazz Trio. He transcribed and arranged the music for the musical The Wiz Live, performed by Artist Collective Theatre(ACT) in March 2019 at the Capital Theatre in Windsor.