Sister Bay, Wis. (April 28, 2022) – Midsummer’s Music, Wisconsin’s oldest summer chamber music series, is celebrating its 32nd season of presenting exceptional chamber music in the vacation paradise of Door County, Wisconsin. Concerts hailed as “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting” are given in a variety of cultural, historical and scenic locations, including art galleries, museums, historic sites, and private homes, with several venues offering panoramic views of Lake Michigan and the waters of Green Bay. The 2022 season, running June 9 through September 5, features more than 40 concerts performed by world-class musicians, drawing on the extraordinary talent of artists from the Chicago Symphony, Chicago’s Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, China National Symphony, the Ravinia Festival, and the renowned Pro Arte Quartet, among others. The concerts feature standard repertoire as well as gems from rarely heard composers and attract a growing, dedicated following every year, plus thousands more via Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts, Live from Chicago’s WFMT Radio, and social media giants Facebook and YouTube.
Providing unique, diverse and scenic musical experiences, the 32nd season is a celebration of music by Franz Schubert, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, César Franck, and Antonín Dvořák, plus a continuing tradition of championing the works of female and lesser-known composers throughout the season, including Dame Ethel Smith, Louise Ferranc, Joachim Raff, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Bernhard Molique, and more.
Highlights for the summer season include opening night on June 9 with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Norman Gilliland, two Salon Concerts at private residences in Sister Bay, four concerts with the Griffon String Quartet, an optional dinner at Alexander’s following the June 21 concert at the Fish Creek Historic Town Hall, and the annual Labor Day Gala to be held at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor. Will Healy, Midsummer’s 2021 New York City-based composer-in-residence returns for 2022 and will perform for the world premiere of his commissioned trio for clarinet, viola, and piano.
Veteran favorite musicians who will be returning include David Perry and Ann Palen, Violins, Sally Chisholm and Allyson Fleck, Violas, Jeannie Yu, Piano, James Waldo, Cello, Heather Yarmel, Flute, and JJ Koh and Dan Won, Clarinets.
Midsummer’s Music continues its partnerships with local arts organizations including the Woodwalk Gallery and Write On, Door County featuring collaborations with artists and noted area poets who create original pieces based on inspiration from the music being performed.
A complete 2022 summer brochure can be downloaded at www.midsummersmusic.com.
Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students, and children 12 and under are free. Premium prices apply for salon/home concerts, dinner concerts and other special events. Flex-packs of six tickets for the price of five tickets are also available. Tickets can be ordered at www.midsummersmusic.com or by phone at 920-854-7088.
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.