EGG HARBOR, WI (April 17, 2014) – Birch Creek Music Performance Center is pleased to announce that tickets to the 2014 Season Concerts are available for purchase on www.birchcreek.org.
The Percussion and Steel Band session under Program Director Ben Wahlund kicks off the 2014 season on June 19. Concerts highlight the musical stylings of Jazz, Rock, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean, Brazilian and Indian Cultures. The Drumming Grooves and Dance Moves concert on June 21 includes Latin Dance instruction by Orlando Cotto, and the Hot Nights/Cool Jazz concert on June 25 is followed by Night Sky Viewing with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society.
Concerts for the Symphony session, under Program Director Ricardo Castañeda, begin on July 3 and unite talented students with the world-class faculty into a spectacular, 80-piece orchestra. The July 4 concert, which is free for children ages 6 – 11, includes the annual Pie and Ice Cream Social beginning at 5:30pm. Renée-Paule Gauthier, violin, is featured in Corigliano’s “The Red Violin” during the Rocky No. 2 concert on July 10, and Jodie DeSalvo is featured in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” during the Boléro in Blue concert on July 11, while 2013 Burton Concerto Award winners Naomi Black, trombone, and Andrew Reed, violin, share the spotlight in the Painting with Sounds concerts on July 3 and 5.
Big Band Jazz I and II concerts are scheduled with a newly revised lineup from Program Director Jeff Campbell. Featured faculty artists include Mike Lee, tenor sax, July 19; Tom Garling, trombone, July 24; Joey Tartell, trumpet, July 25; Scott Burns, alto sax, July 26; David Bixler, alto sax, Aug. 2; Doug Stone, tenor sax, Aug. 6; Reggie Thomas, piano, Aug. 7. The annual Dutton Memorial Concert, honoring founder Jim Dutton, is on Aug. 9.
Four evening public concerts featuring the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp faculty artists will run Tuesday through Friday, Aug. 12-15, with a fifth concert on Saturday, Aug. 16, showcasing all camp participants performing with the faculty rhythm section.
Ticket prices are $29 adults, $10 students and $6 children (11 and under). New this year is a reserved section, which is comprised of the first few rows in the center section of the 500-seat Dutton Concert Barn. All reserved section seats are $34. Group rates are available for parties of 20 or more.
All concerts begin at 8:00pm, with the exception of the July 4 concert, which begins at 6:30pm. Prelude concerts are held at the courtyard gazebo or in Juniper Hall 30 to 45 minutes prior to the main concert.
For further information regarding Birch Creek’s Percussion and Steel Band, Symphony, and Big Band Jazz series, as well as the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp, visit www.birchcreek.org.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is a summer music school in Door County, WI, for advanced young musicians. With a performance emphasis, students are taught by nationally known performers and educators during the day, and perform alongside them in concerts at night. Five sessions focus on percussion and steel band, symphony, big band jazz, and vocal jazz. Applications are welcome.