Sister Bay, Wis. (July 28, 2021) – Dubbed the Sultry Summer Concert Series, Midsummer’s Music’s upcoming performances begin with the series’ opening night on August 20 and end with a festive fundraiser benefit on September 6. The four new programs presented in 13 pulse-pounding performances will feature musicians Heather Zinninger Yarmel, flute, Julie Thayer and Fritz Foss, horns, David Perry and Eleanor Bartsch, violins, Allyson Fleck and Madlen Breckbill, violas, James Waldo and Cole Randolph, cellos, and Jeannie Yu, piano.
Always an extremely popular portion of the Midsummer’s Music summer series, the August and early September concerts pack a punch with powerful composers, both well-known and lesser known, as well as some contemporary geniuses. Programs spotlight music by Ludwig van Beethoven, Ferdinand Reis, Johannes Brahms, Richard Strauss, Arnold Schoenberg, John Harbison, Libby Larsen, Joachim Raff, and Midsummer’s 2021 Composer Fellow Quinn Mason.
Highlights include opening night on August 20 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay; the world premiere of Quinn Mason’s Door County Concerto on August 26 at St. Luke’s; a Salon Concert with a post-performance reception on September 2 at a private residence in Sister Bay; and the Labor Day benefit concert, auction, and catered reception 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, exciting schedule of music, dates, and venues is posted at midsummersmusic.com.
A Coffee Talk – a free, informal presentation on music topics by Midsummer’s Music musicians and friends – will be led by 2021 Composer Fellow Quinn Mason at 10:00am on August 28 at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor.
Tickets are $30 for standard concerts, $60 for the Salon Concert, and $100 for 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.