December 31, 2010
In just a few hours the year 2010 will be behind us. What a year it has been. Midsummer’s Music celebrated our 20th season with more concerts than ever. A total of 22 concerts from June 11 – July 11, and six concerts over Labor Day. The summer festival ended with a very successful joint benefit with HELP of Door County, Inc., and The Ridges Sanctuary. We also added a second Pro Arte Quartet concert in October, making this the busiest and best season ever.
We thank all of you, our wonderful supporters, for helping to make Midsummer’s Music what it is today. We could not do this without you!
Thank you to all of our venue hosts who graciously allow us to borrow their home for a few hours and turn it into a concert hall.
Thank you to all of our board members, musicians, and volunteers who put in countless hours helping us make a joyful noise!
Our best wishes to all of you for a happy and healthy new year!
December 13, 2010
We’re pleased to announce that the Pro Arte Quartet will perform twice in Door County in 2011. Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 14 and Saturday, October 1. More details will follow, along with announcements for Midsummer’s summer festival dates/venues.
Make a joyful noise!
December 12, 2010
We’re sorry to report that the Sunday performance of “A Renaissance Christmas” has been canceled due to bad weather conditions.
Not to worry because “A Renaissance Christmas” will be back next year! Mark your calendar for December 9, 10, and 11th.
Have a wonderful holiday season. Stay safe and make a joyful noise!
December 11, 2010
Right now the snowflakes are starting to blanket Door County. Depending on who you listen to, we’ll have anywhere from 2″ to 12″ of snow overnight. Our answer to that? So what! We are all hearty Midwesterners and a a few inches of snow won’t keep us from performing “A Renaissance Christmas” at Shepherd of the Bay this evening. So dress warmly, drive carefully, and come enjoy the most unique way to celebrate the holidays. The concert begins at 7:00 PM and the doors open at 6:30 PM. A suggested $10 goodwill offering per adult is appreciated.
Last night’s event at Bjorklunden was wonderful! There were 70 people enjoying wine and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, catered dinner by Alexander’s, and the concert. Everyone had a great time!
Let it snow but don’t let it spoil your fun! Join us tonight and help us make a joyful noise!
December 7, 2010
With the Door County winds blowing and the weather turning cold, Midsummer’s Music is preparing for the warmth and fun of “A Renaissance Christmas” concerts this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
The Friday concert at Bjorklunden is sold out! This has truly become a Door County tradition and while there are many locals who attend, we also have many people from out of town who have made this event part of their holiday celebration.
Not to worry! There are two more concerts for all to enjoy. These are goodwill offering concerts for adults and children. Saturday is at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay at 7:00 PM. Sunday’s concert is at Birch Creek in Egg Harbor at 2:00. Reservations are not required for these two events so please, just show up! A suggested $10 goodwill offering per adult is appreciated.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
October 5, 2010
The last of three venues has been scheduled for “A Renaissance Christmas” program on December 10, 11, and 12. Performed by the Chicago Early Music Consort, this program features English music.
The concert schedule is:
Friday, December 10 at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor. A wine and hors d’oeuvres reception, along with a silent auction, starts at 5:00, followed by a catered dinner by Alexander’s at 6:00. The concert is immediately after dinner where you can sip on wine and munch on wonderful desserts!
Saturday, December 11 at Shepherd of the Bay in Ellison Bay, 7:00 pm.
Sunday, December 12 at Birch Creek Music Performance Center – Juniper Hall, Egg Harbor, 2:00 pm.
For more details, click here: A Renaissance Christmas.
Make a Joyful Noise!
September 28, 2010
If you haven’t reserved your tickets for Saturday’s Pro Arte concert, you should do so right away! This program is phenomenal!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s String Quartet in Eb Major, K.428 (1783)
Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet No. 5 in Bb Major, Op. 92 (1951)
Antonin Dvorak’s String Quartet in D Minor, Op. 34 (1877)
Violinist David Perry, violist Sally Chisholm, violinist Suzanne Beia, and cellist Parry Karp will deliver an exception program. You don’t want to miss this!
The concert starts at 7:30 PM this Saturday, October 2, at Ephraim Moravian Church. The doors open at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $25 per adult and advance reservations are recommended. Click here for more details: PRO ARTE QUARTET.
Make a Joyful Noise!
September 20, 2010
“A Renaissance Christmas” is less than three months away but it’s not too early to make your reservations now. This year The Chicago Early Music Consort is featuring all English music from the Renaissance.
The first concert is a gala event at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor on Friday, December 10. You’ll enjoy a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception and a fantastic silent auction, followed by a catered buffet dinner by Alexander’s. The concert is immediately after the dinner where you can munch on delectable desserts and sip wine while you enjoy the music.
This event has sold out the past two years so don’t wait too long to make your reservations. More details and photos can be found on this website at: http://www.midsummersmusic.com/ARenaissanceChristmas.html.
The Saturday concert, December 11, is at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay at 7:00 PM. There is a suggested goodwill offering of $10 per adult for this concert. The venue for Sunday’s concert will be announced soon.
We look forward to seeing you this December!
September 7, 2010
For the first time, the Pro Arte Quartet will perform in the Fall! We are very excited to have them back after their wildly successful concert last May. They will return on Saturday, October 2 at the Ephraim Moravian Church at 7:30 PM.
Don’t miss violinist David Perry and violist Sally Chisholm (from our own Midsummer’s ensemble), and violinist Suzanne Beia, and cellist Parry Karp!
You can make reservations now by calling us at 920.854.7088 or by clicking on the Calendar of Events link at the top of this page. More details will follow. In the meantime . . .
. . . make a joyful noise!
September 7, 2010
We ended our 20th festival yesterday and it’s a bit bittersweet this morning. The entire festival, June/July and Labor Day, was a huge success and we couldn’t be happier. But on the downside, it means that we have many months to go before we hear our wonderful ensemble perform again.
Midsummer’s Music wants to thank all of you, our supporters, for helping us make a joyful noise this summer. Our musicians love performing in Door County and largely because of you. Thank you for your support, enthusiasm, and joy throughout the entire festival. We couldn’t have done it without you!