This option includes the material and ensemble mentioned above with the addition of an expanded string section and/or choral backing from the community, making the show a naturally larger scaled production.
What makes this outreach program unique is the multilayered community building approach. Firstly, 'Strings Attached' is designed to integrate local choirs, string sections and/or guest musicians with its
core ensemble members. This creates a unique and professional concert experience with every show, while still maintaining the orchestral flow and format.
All of the string scores and choir arrangements are sent to the local performers in advance to expedite the rehearsal process. As a result, two rehearsals are required with each participating organization. This allows the 'Strings Attached' production to have a consistent touring schedule while spending one to two weeks in your city with the outreach program.
Secondly, partnering with libraries and other communal hubs for preview events is an integral part of the series. Michael performs free intimate solo concerts and/or workshops in the surrounding communities and in the city where the main event takes place. During these events, tickets are both given away and sold for the upcoming production.
Lastly, his outreach program strives to leave a lasting musical impression and provide a tangible contribution for local charities. Partial concert proceeds are donated to a charity that has roots in the community.
“What an ideal example of the community building theme.”
- Greater Hamilton Musician
“Michael Gabriel is simply an incredible songwriter and one helluva vocalist.”
Carrie Humphries – Echo Magazine