Deconstructing Milhaud’s “Creation”

Deconstructing Milhaud’s “Creation”

Cranbrook Art Museum

2:15 PM Preview


Let’s take apart Milhaud’s Creation of the World and see what we find! Conductor H. Robert Reynolds leads audiences on a journey of discovery that demonstrates the choices musicians and conductors must make when presenting a piece. Greg Wittkopp of the Cranbrook Art Museum will speak to the art influences of Milhaud’s day. The museum will remain open after the performance to allow patrons to view the exhibits.


Deconstructing Milhaud: Conductor H. Robert Reynolds will lead the ensemble through sections of Milhaud’s work as previously rehearsed by the ensemble. Then, Reynolds will present the audience with choices on a number of musical aspects including speed, tone, or volume. Audience members will also be encouraged to ask questions and share ideas!


Sonata Movement for Brass Quartet………Theo Chandler

La creation du monde………………………..Darius Milhaud


Hai Xin Wu, Violin
Eun Park Lee, Violin
David LeDoux, Cello
Kevin Brown, Bass
Timothy McAllister, Saxophone
David Buck, Flute
Jung-Wan Kang, Flute
Kristin Reynolds, Oboe
Laurence Liberson, Clarinet
Shannon Orme, Clarinet
Victoria King, Bassoon
Bryan Kennedy, French Horn
David Ammer, Trumpet
Kevin Good, Trumpet
Ken Thompkins, Trombone
Robert Conway, Piano
Keith Claeys, Percussion
Ron Strnad, Percussion
H. Robert Reynolds, Conductor
Theo Chandler, Composer

Parking & Directions

Enter the Cranbrook Campus from Woodward Avenue via Tamarack Way. Continue onto Faculty Way. Turn right onto Institute Way. The museum will be located on the left. There is a visitor parking lot next to the Cranbrook Art Museum. Overflow parking is available in a parking structure near the Cranbrook Institute of Science.

Cranbrook Art Academy Map
Cranbrook Institute of Science Map (for additional parking)