EGG HARBOR, WI (March 14, 2016) – Birch Creek Music Performance Center is pleased to announce that tickets for the 2016 summer concert season are now available for purchase at birchcreek.org. All 2016 concerts will begin at 7:30pm with 7:00pm pre-show music unless otherwise noted.
The Percussion & Steel Band Session will showcase performances by students and faculty from June 23-25 and June 29-July 2, under Program Director Dan Moore, Director of Percussion at The University of Iowa. Birch Creek’s Percussion performances feature a diverse range of styles; from Caribbean grooves with Steelpan master Liam Teague, to percussive jazz, authentic world music, and more. The Saturday, June 25 Percussion concert will be a special Matinee beginning at 4 p.m.
Symphony session concerts, under Program Director Ricardo Castañeda and Conductor Brian Groner, will run July 4-9 and July 13-16. The orchestra will perform works by Wagner, Brahms, Vivaldi, and other classical mainstays. Special events include Birch Creek’s Annual Independence Day Concert, “An American Anthem,” on Monday, July 4, 4pm, with a pie and ice cream social before the event as well as free entry for children under 11. Birch Creek will also host the Symphony Faculty in Juniper Hall on Wednesday, July 13, 8pm in “Classical Blast,” a special faculty concert to benefit Birch Creek students.
Big Band Jazz concerts will run in two sessions from July 20-23, 27-30 and August 3-6, 10-13. Program Director Jeff Campbell and the Birch Creek Academy Jazz Orchestra return to Door County for sixteen nights of the best, most authentic jazz in Door County, with faculty performers from all across the country playing jazz favorites by Ellington, Basie, and many more. Students will be featured in pre-show combo performances and big band numbers as well.
Ticket Prices are $29 adults, $10 students and $6 children, with premium seating available for $34. Group rates available for parties of 15 or more. Prelude music is held 30-45 minutes before every performance in the courtyard gazebo or in Juniper Hall. For a full concert schedule, visit birchcreek.org/tickets. Tickets may also be ordered by calling the ticket office at 920.868.3763, between Monday – Thursday, 9am – 4pm, and Friday, 9am – 2pm.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is Door County’s Residential Summer Music Academy in Egg Harbor, 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. Four sessions focus on Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony, and Big Band Jazz.