Two more classical music sets scheduled in Door County
SISTER BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Midsummer’s Music continues its classical music series this week and next in Door County. Info: midsummersmusic.com.
According to a press release: From June 23 to July 1, two English composers – Rebecca Clarke and Adella Maddison – as well as their contemporary Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnányi. Musicians featured include David Perry and Ann Palen, violins, Allyson Fleck, viola, James Waldo, cello and John Goodwin, piano.
Titled “Crossing Borders ”, the program will premiere at 7 pm on June 23 at the Barbara and Spencer Gould Theater in Fish Creek; 7 p.m. June 29 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek; and 7 p.m. July 1 at the Donald and Carol Kress Lodge in Egg Harbor.
Rebecca Clarke’s “Summer Moon” for violin and piano dates from 1924 and “is an evocative character piece that harnesses the chimerical abilities of the violin to represent the ever-changing color and essence of the full moon as the wispy clouds play hide and seek with it.
Adela Maddison’s “Quintet in E minor” was written in 1916 but was not performed until after the end of World War I in 1920.
“Quintet in C Minor, Opus 1”, by Ernst von Dohnányi, was written when the composer was 18, and “it shows strong signs of his individuality and his remarkable mastery of his craft”.
The next program is called “Creative Crisis”.
Performances will take place July 2 at 7 p.m. at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor; 7 p.m. July 3 at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay; and 7 p.m. on July 6 at the Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek.
The program includes “Divertimento in G Major, W.Vlb: 13” by Johann Baptist Vanhal, “Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Opus 26” by Ludwig van Beethoven, and “Sextet in B-flat Minor, Opus 63” by Sergey Lyapunov.
The musicians are David Perry and Ann Palen, violins, Allyson Fleck, viola, James Waldo, cello, Drew Banzhaf, bass, and Jeffrey Panko, piano.
“Coffee Talks” – free informal presentations on musical topics by musicians and friends of Midsummer’s Music – cover from 10 am on July 3 with Jacob Beranek presenting “American Classical Music Since 1941: A Sampling of 80 Years of Art” at SWY231 at Sturgeon Bay. Midsummer 2021 Composer-in-Residence Will Healy will speak at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor at 10:00 a.m. on July 10. Paul Frucht, 2021 Emerging Composers Initiative Fellow, will present “Writing Music for Our Time” at SWY231 at 10:00 am on July 17.
Reservations for all concerts and “Coffee Talks” must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Before planning or purchasing tickets, spectators should review Midsummer’s COVID-19 policy on its website, midsummersmusic.com. The concerts continue until July 25.
Midsummer’s Music was co-founded in 1990 by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, longtime summer residents of Door County and principal orchestral players of the Lyric Opera in Chicago.