Liam Teague is returning to Birch Creek on Saturday night, September 1 to present another virtuoso steel pan performance on the Dutton Concert Barn stage. This time, he is bringing members of the Northern Illinois University Steel Band to perform with him.
Teague is accustomed to teaching and directing high-caliber performances with Birch Creek’s high school-age students during the summer Percussion & Steel Band session. But that only accounts for two weeks on his teaching/performing calendar. For most of the year, Teague is Professor of Music at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. He recently received one of the University’s highest honors by being named an NIU Presidential Research, Artistry, and Scholarship Professor. This highly honorable award was bestowed on Teague in recognition for his artistic achievements, his unique and multi-faceted career path, and his deep impact on steel pan.
Teague is beloved by Birch Creek audiences and is widely known as a brilliant performer on the concert stage, with a versatile repertoire that moves from classic Caribbean rhythms, to masterpieces of the symphonic canon, to original works he has composed and recorded.
The concert begins at 7:00 PM and 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. Call the office and mention the ¾ Time Promotion to receive four tickets for the price of three tickets. Office hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM; Concert Nights, 5:00 PM–7:30 PM.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center is Door County’s Residential Summer Music Academy in Egg Harbor, WI, for advanced young musicians ages 13-19. 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 academy sessions focus on Percussion & Steel Band, Symphony, and Big Band Jazz.