Sister Bay, Wis. (January 10, 2022) – Hailed for their “superb playing, palpable chemistry, spirit, and emotional connection,” Midsummer’s Music’s professional quartet in residence, the Griffon String Quartet, in partnership with First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay, presents free monthly mini concerts through May 2022.
Intended for the senior members in the community, these sessions are designed to engage the mind and spirit through music and conversation. The quartet presents these concerts at no cost, thanks to a generous grant from the Irene Daniell Kress Fund of the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation in support of the ensemble’s B Double Sharp program.
The Wednesday concerts are at First Presbyterian Church at 200 S Ashland Ave. in Green Bay, starting at 11:30am and ending at 12:30pm. The repertoire varies for each performance and includes works by Beethoven, Jessie Montgomery, Mozart, Caroline Shaw, Astor Piazzolla, Shostakovich, and many more. The schedule through May 2022 follows: January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13, and May 11.
Tickets are not required, and the complete schedule, including other Griffon performances and events in Northeast Wisconsin, is on the Midsummer’s Music website—midsummersmusic.com.
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 led by Midsummer’s Music. The quartet is a groundbreaking project to enrich the lives of children and adults throughout northeast Wisconsin through concerts, workshops, and music education outreach. Members of the Quartet include violinists Ji-Yeon Lee and Vinicius Sant’Ana, violist Blakeley Menghini, and cellist Ryan Louie. Extraordinary musicians who have performed with orchestras and ensembles around the globe in the finest halls from Carnegie Hall and Brazil’s Teatro Municipal de São Paulo to Ukraine’s Lviv Philharmonic 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 the ensemble has 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.
For more information visit www.midsummersmusic.com.