“He is in the company of artists such as Isaac Stern, Duke Ellington and Rostropovich” – Al O’Connor, former long-time Steel Pan Director at Birch Creek, from Door County Living magazine, Early Summer 2018.
Mr. O’Connor is talking about Liam Teague, internationally-known steel pan virtuoso and Steel Band Director at Birch Creek Music Performance Center. Concertgoers can experience the Caribbean rhythms and versatile style that only Teague brings to this popular genre. He will be the featured performer on Thursday, June 28 for “Steel Panoramic: The Steel Pan Artistry of Liam Teague.”Birch Creek students who are studying under the direction of Teague will join him on stage to show their remarkable skills and joyful energy developed through intensive study since they arrived on campus only 10 days prior to the performance.
On the following evening, Friday, June 29, another superstar in the world of percussion music will light up the stage in Birch Creek’s Dutton Concert Barn. Birch Creek is pleased to present Guest Artist Michael Burritt for “Shadow Chasers: The Music of Michael Burritt.” Mr. Burritt is one of the world’s leading percussion soloists and is in frequent demand performing concert tours and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and Canada.
The grand finale for the Percussion & Steel Band academy students and world-class faculty will be presented on Saturday, June 30. This is a lively concert not to be missed, with all instruments and genres featured to showcase the advanced skills and talent of Birch Creek’s students.
All concerts from June 27-30 begin at 7:30 PM in the Dutton Concert Barn, with 7:00 PM student prelude music in the gazebo.
Tickets are available for purchase online at birchcreek.org/tickets or by phone at 920-868-3763. Prices are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children (11 and under). Premium seating is also available in the front-center section of the barn, priced at $34 for all ages. Group rates are also available for parties of 15 or more. For a full concert schedule, go to birchcreek.org/tickets. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM; Saturday 2:00 PM–8:00 PM.