Peter & Tony Clifton Reconnect

Peter & Kurt Bloch hanging with old pal tony Clifton who imparted some life lessons at the Burger Boogaloo Festival in San Francisco Saturday.

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Late night TO with Mike Mills, Robert McDuffie and Lots of Friends:

It was a very fun and musical night in downtown Toronto at the stately Roy Thomson Hall as Mike Mills premiered his Concerto for Rock Band, Violin and String Orchestra with the help of his old friend, the magnificent Robert McDuffie, plus his newly constituted band of Athens friends and pros William Tonks, Patrick Ferguson … Continued

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Concerto for Rock Band, Violin and String Orchestra Premiere Tonight

The musicians thst make it all happen here in TO: Robert McDuffie,  TSO Conductor Peter Oundjian and of course Mike Mills whose Concerto for Rock Band, Violin and String Orchestra premieres tonight at 10 o’clock at Roy Thomson Hall. Coming soon to a venue near you! Stay tuned…


Rip It Up With Bill Berry

Taking you back . . . Bill Berry talks music, politics and much much more in this early interview from Australia 27 years ago . . .

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Night Before the Toronto Concerto

Robert McDuffie, Peter Oundjian and Mike Mills. The night before the premiere of the concerto in Toronto! Stay tuned for updates before, during, and after the show…   photo by Bertis


Mike & Robert McDuffie to Play Concerto in Toronto June 17th

Athens GA:  Mike Mills and his lifelong friend Robert McDuffie:  after dinner after rehearsal for the upcoming premiere of Concerto for Rock Band, Classical Violin and String Orchestra coming up Friday night in Toronto:  https://www.tso.ca/concert/late-night-beethoven-rems-mike-mills   Photo by Bertis



The Toronto Symphony Orchestra goes Late Night! Experience two highly innovative performances: Beethoven’s mighty “Eroica” Symphony, a groundbreaking orchestral touchstone; and the World Première of a new concerto for electric violin by Mike Mills, founding member of R.E.M., featuring eminent guest violinist Robert McDuffie. Don’t miss The Massey Hall Band in a free pre-concert performance … Continued


The Baseball Project Goes Midseason Midwest

Mike Mills once again joins Linda Pitmon, Steve Wynn, and Scott McCaughey for a week of music and America’s Pastime this July, as the band hits some  favorite cities across the heartland.  In Milwaukee they’ll stop by Miller Park to sing the anthem in front of a fun-loving Brewers crowd, before rocking the Anodyne with … Continued


Mike to Perform Concerto in Rome with Robert McDuffie

The Rome Chamber Music Festival marks its 13th season with the Italian premiere of “Concerto for Rock Band, Violin and String Quintet,” composed by Mike Mills. Mike composed the piece for Robert McDuffie, world-renowned violinist and founder of the Festival; Mills, McDuffie, and an eclectic group of rock and classical musicians will perform the piece … Continued



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Mike Mills To Perform with Robert McDuffie Live in Rome, Italy, June 30, 2016

Mike will be the guest star of the Rome Chamber Music Festival at Palazzo Barberini in the heart of ancient Rome on June 30th. Surrounded by an incomparable baroque setting, R.E.M.’s “secret weapon” will perform with long-time friend & classical violinist Robert McDuffie. The pair will perform the Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String … Continued