The Midsummer’s Music resident string quartet plays its first live performances in 14 months!
Sister Bay, Wis. (May 21, 2021) – Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, presents its first live, in-person concerts in 14 months starting Saturday, May 29. The pay-what-you-can program will feature Joseph Haydn’s Baryton Trio No. 101 in C Major, Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos’ String Trio w.460, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Divertimento K.563 Allegro movement, and Ludwig van Beethoven’s symphonic String Trio in G Major, Op. 9, No.1.
Date Time Venue
Saturday, May 29 4:00pm SWY, Sturgeon Bay
Sunday, May 30 3:00pm Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion, Egg Harbor
Sunday, June 6 5:00pm Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor
All concert attendees must make reservations at least 24 hours in advance. Those without advanced reservations will not be admitted.
The free tickets are available now through midsummersmusic.com, Door County Tickets, or by calling 920-854-7088. Donations are welcome, and Midsummer’s asks that attendees pay what they can at the door or when making reservations. Each concert is expected to last for approximately one hour.
Please review the Midsummer’s Music COVID-19 Policy at midsummersmusic.com prior to making concert plans or reserving tickets.
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 quartet 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 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 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.