The June/July portion of the Midsummer’s Music season rounds out with the Renewable Energy program. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joachim Nicolas Eggert, the unknown Swedish composer, and Joachim Raff, the remarkable German composer, all show that unmistakable ability to infuse their works with spirit, vitality, and raw energy. Works include: Mozart’s String Quintet No. 5, Eggert’s Sextet for Clarinet, Horn and strings, and Raff’s String Sextet.
Performances are at Woodwalk Gallery with an optional BYO picnic at 5:00 and the concert at 7:00 on July 29; a salon concert at a spectacular private home in Ephraim at 7:00 on July 31; a concert on August 2 at 6:00 at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall with an optional dinner at Alexander’s afterward; and a Write On, Door County collaboration at the Kress Pavilion on August 4 at 7:00. To participate in the Woodwalk Gallery picnic time, call 920-629-4877 in advance to reserve a picnic table. Tickets for the July 29 and August 4 concerts are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets for the July 31 concert must be purchased in advance and are $60 for adults, and $40 for students. People may attend the August 2 concert at regular ticket prices or combine the concert with the dinner for $75 for adults and $56 for students. Advanced reservations are required for the concert and dinner package.
Midsummer’s Soul (Searching) Music program continues with works by three late nineteenth century composers: Coleridge-Taylor, a black Englishman; Elfrida Andrée, a woman hidden away in Sweden; and the great German composer, Johannes Brahms. What could they possibly have in common besides their vocation? As the three works on this program attest, the answer is “Soul.” Works include Coleridge-Taylor’s Five Negro Melodies, Andrée’s Quintet in E Minor, and Brahms’ Trio in E-flat Major (“Horn Trio”).
The Soul (Searching) Music concerts are July 25 at the Kress Pavilion; July 27 at the Miller Art Museum; and July 28 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. These concerts all begin at 7:00. Tickets are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and younger.
Flex-packs of six or eight tickets are available. Tickets and flex-packs can be ordered online at midsummersmusic.com or by phone at 920-854-7088.