J.S. Bach was fascinated by numbers. Particularly in the later part of his life, he worked numbers of significance to him into works. As a good Lutheran inheriting sacred traditions, he knew that the number three was of divine significance. Therefore, a birth year of 250 or 400 wouldn’t be as significant to Bach as 333. That’s why Midsummer’s Music is celebrating 333 years of Bach with the “Bach at 333” concert.
Most concerts are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and children 12 and under are free. Concerts are usually followed by a reception. “Bach at 333” plays at Sister Bay Moravian Church (July 20) and Old Gibraltar Town Hall (July 21) at 7 pm. A July 23 dinner concert at The Fireside Restaurant in Ellison Bay begins at 5 pm and is $75 for adults and $56 for students.
Midsummer’s sixth series of concerts, titled “Soul (Searching) Music,” presents works by the well-known Brahms, lesser-knowns Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Elfrida Andrée. The “Soul (Searching) Music” concerts are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and younger. Concerts will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (July 22, 3 pm), at the Kress Pavilion (July 25, 7 pm), at the Miller Art Museum (July 27, 7 pm), and at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (July 28, 7 pm).
Tickets, subscriptions and flex-packs can be ordered online at midsummersmusic.com or by phone at 920.854.7088.