Michael Thurber, composer

Hometown: LaSalle, Michigan

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Michael Thurber is a current board member of From the Top. Check out his website!

Meet Michael

From his website: 

Whether composing music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, playing bass on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hosting his Thurber Theater variety show at Joe’s Pub, or co-founding the smash YouTube channel CDZA, Michael Thurber’s musical voice defies genre and category.

Thurber’s eclectic career has been an expression of his profound love of art and humanity.  His artistry is deeply rooted in the principles of inclusion, multiculturalism and community-building.

Michael’s history with From the Top:

Michael performed most recently on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Show 303, recorded in Interlochen, MI, on March 13, 2015. His original composition for full orchestra, “The Three Musketeers”, debuted at this recording. The performance featured soloists Kris Bowers (piano), Charles Yang (violin), Mark Dover (clarinet), and Thurber himself on bass. Learn more.

He has also appeared on Show 125, recorded in Winona Lake, IN, on June 18, 2005; and on Show 142, recorded in Granville, OH, on April 7, 2006


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