Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, celebrates their second season of concerts and community and educational events with a series of performances throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Hailed for their “superb playing, palpable chemistry, spirit, and emotional connection,” their program will feature Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 110, and Schubert’s String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D.810, “Death and the Maiden.”
Following are the details:
- October 10: 7:00 pm at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Sister Bay
- October 11: 7:30 pm at St. Norbert College’s Dudley Birder Hall, De Pere
- October 12: 7:00 pm at First Presbyterian Church, Green Bay
- October 13: 6:00 pm at Green Bay Chamber Music Society, Green Bay
The Quartet will also perform a selection of movements from the Shostakovich and Schubert pieces in a Library Live presentation at the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on October 12.
Order tickets for the St. Luke’s concert at www.midsummersmusic.com, and visit www.snc.edu/tickets for tickets to the St. Norbert College concert. Call 920-854-7088 for details on the First Presbyterian concert and for membership information to the Green Bay Chamber Music Society. Contact the Door County Library for information about Library Live.
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. Members of the Quartet include violinists Roy Meyer 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 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.