2021 summer season presents 10 unique programs
Sister Bay, Wis. ( July 19, 2021) – Midsummer’s early summer series of concerts ends with the passionate Diversions and Excursions program featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Serenade in D Major, Op. 25, Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence in D Minor, Op. 70, and Katherine Hoover’s Divertimento (1975), in concerts on July 23 at 7:00pm at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, July 24 at 7:00pm at SWY231 in Sturgeon Bay, and July 25 at 4:00pm at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor. Featured musicians include Heather Zinninger Yarmel, flute, David Perry and Ann Palen, violins, Allyson Fleck and Ria Hodgson, violas, and Paula Kosower and James Waldo, cellos.
Midsummer’s Music’s Sultry Summer Concert Series of late-summer events includes four unique programs in 13 electrifying performances. Starting August 20 and ending on Labor Day, concerts showcase composers Ludwig van Beethoven, Ferdinand Reis, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, John Harbison, Libby Larsen, Joachim Raff, and 2021 Composer-in-Residence Fellow Quinn Mason.
Highlights include an opening night celebration on August 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay; the world premiere of Door County Concerto by Quinn Mason on August 26 at St. Luke’s; the only Salon Concert of 2021 on September 2 at a private residence in Sister Bay; and a festive fundraiser benefit concert on the afternoon of September 6 at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor, with Special Guest and Host John Clare from SiriusXM and St. Louis 107.3. The complete schedule of tantalizing programs is posted at midsummersmusic.com.
A Coffee Talk – a free, informal presentation on music topics by Midsummer’s Music musicians and friends – will spotlight 2021 Composer-in-Residence Fellow Quinn Mason at 10:00am on August 28 (venue TBD).
Tickets for all standard concerts are $30 for adults – $60 for adults at the Salon Concert and $100 at the Labor Day benefit – and can be ordered at www.midsummersmusic.com or by phone at 920-854-7088. Call the office for youth ticket prices. All programs are subject to change.
Before making plans or purchasing tickets, concertgoers should review Midsummer’s COVID-19 policy at the website.
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 and reaching thousands more each year through virtual programming.