Midsummer’s Music has announced four new Winter Concerts by the renowned Griffon String Quartet in early December. The Quartet, which launched in the fall of 2018, is composed of four of the finest young professional musicians in the country. The four string players, each with advanced degrees and performances around the world to their credit, are Ryan Louie (cello), Blakeley Menghini (viola), Roy Meyer (violin), and Vinicis Sant’Ana (violin).
The four upcoming concerts will each include Quartet No. 7 in F Major (Beethoven), Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, “From My Life” (Smetana), plus a sing-along and a selection of holiday favorites.
December 13: 5:00pm at Hope United Church of Christ, Sturgeon Bay. Donations accepted at the door.
December 14: 1:00pm at Miller Art Museum, Sturgeon Bay. Donations accepted at the door.
December 14: 7:00pm at First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay. Donations accepted at the door.
December 15: 3:00pm at Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor. Donations accepted at the door.
One of the most vibrant and engaging quartets of their generation, The Griffon String Quartet was formed in the fall of 2018 as a collaboration between Midsummer’s Music, the Fine Arts Institute at East High in Green Bay, and St. Norbert College in De Pere. The GSQ is a groundbreaking project to enrich the lives of children and adults throughout Northeast Wisconsin through concerts, workshops, and music education outreach.
Extraordinary musicians who have performed with orchestras and ensembles around the globe, and in the finest halls, from Carnegie Hall and Brazil’s Teatro Municipal de São Paulo to Japan’s Suntory Hall, and won prestigious music competitions and awards, they are equally dedicated to music education and inspiring the next generation of music lovers. Each member of The Griffon String Quartet has advanced degrees and significant professional experience, both as educators and performers, and have been recognized for “their youthful vigor, which is absolutely infectious!”
Midsummer’s Music was co-founded in 1990 by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, long-time Door County summer residents and principal orchestral players with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. What began as two concerts among friends has become one of the Midwest’s most anticipated chamber music series, bringing thousands of chamber music enthusiasts from around the globe to the magical Door County Peninsula. This summer will mark the 30th anniversary of Wisconsin’s oldest summer chamber music series.
Midsummer’s Music, Midsummer’s Music Ltd., P.O. Box 1004, Sister Bay, WI 54234; (920) 854-7088; www.MidsummersMusic.com.