Midsummer’s Music Ltd. In Door County, the Fine Arts Institute at East High in Green Bay, and St. Norbert College in De Pere, have launched a ground-breaking project to enhance student learning and academic achievement through increased exposure to—and participation in—music: a three-year program to embed a Resident String Quartet – a professional chamber music ensemble – into the classrooms of schools throughout Door and Brown Counties.
Midsummer’s Music, along with the Door County Library and the Miller Art Museum, presents the Resident String Quartet’s premiere public concert starting at 1:00 pm Saturday, October 13, at the Miller Art Museum and Sturgeon Bay Library, with musicians Roy Meyer (violin), Vinicius Sant’Ana (violin), Blakeley Menghini (viola), and Ryan Louie (cello). The program includes Joseph Haydn’s Quartet, Op. 20, No. 2, Felix Mendelssohn’s Quartet No. 2, Op. 13, and Blueprint by Pulitzer Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw. A reception follows the concert.
In addition to the concert, Midsummer’s Music invites attendees to vote on a new name for the Resident String Quartet. Participants can drop their ballots into one of three jars with the current finalist names: the Fox Quartet, the Arte Nova Quartet, or the Nicolet Quartet. A fourth jar will be on hand for write-in votes.
The concert is free, thanks to the generous support of Jim and Jean Berkenstock, George and Julie Fiedler, and Nicolet Bank. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.