Midsummer’s Music of Door County, Wisconsin, launches its 2019 concert series entitled Mendelssohn, Mozart, and More!
The season opens 7:00 pm, June 14, with an exhilarating Opening Night Gala at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor. Midsummer’s Music welcomes special guests Norman Gilliland, Wisconsin Public Radio host, as the evening’s emcee and Nancy Rafal, Door County’s Poet Laureate, who will read a poem she created especially for the occasion. Featuring works by Mendelssohn, Farrenc, Turina, and Midsummer’s own Composer-in-Residence, Jacob Beranek, the evening begins with a celebratory toast and ends with a reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Opening Night Gala tickets are $60 for adults, $20 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets can be ordered at www.midsummersmusic.com or by phone at 920-854-7088.
Presenting concerts hailed as “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting,” Midsummer’s Music provides unique and diverse cultural, historical, and scenic musical experiences. The 2019 season, running June 14 through September 2, features 41 concerts performed by world-class musicians. The inspiring concerts, many of which sell out, attract a growing dedicated following every year, plus thousands more via Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts, and on Livefrom Chicago’s WFMT Radio.
Midsummer’s Music draws on the extraordinary talent of musicians from the Chicago Symphony, Chicago’s Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, China National Symphony and the Ravinia Festival, among others.
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.