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Birch Creek Announces 2024 Symphony Concerts

Birch Creek Music Performance Center announced a series of performances that will occur throughout the month of July, all beginning at 7 pm. 

•July 4 – The center will celebrate Independence Day with “A Birch Creek Symphonic Fourth.” The 90-piece symphony orchestra,  conducted by Taka Matsunaga and featuring tenor and former Birch Creek student Jonathan Zeng, will perform patriotic tunes by John Phillip Sousa, along with works by Rodgers and Hammerstein. The concert will begin at 3 pm, and will be preceded by a pie-and ice-cream social at 2 pm. 

•July 5 – The Clampitt Concerto Competition winners, Lily Yoshihara (violin) and Asha Sundaram (flute) will join the full orchestra to perform pieces by Sibelius and Hue. 

•July 6 – The concert will feature music by American masters Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin, with piano faculty member Jodie DeSalvo performing Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F.”

•July 11 – “The Romantics: The Music of Rachmaninoff And Verdi” will include Verdi’s Overture to “La Forza del Destino” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphony No. 2 in E Minor.” 

•July 12 – “A Pastoral Evening” will feature Vaughan Williams’ “The Lark Ascending,” with violin faculty Elizabeth York. 

•July 13 – “Symphonic Highlights” will feature Smetana’s “The Moldau” and music from Delibes’ ballet “Coppelia.” 

•July 13 – The Town of Egg Harbor is sponsoring a free Family Concert at 1 pm in Juniper Hall where dozens of student chamber groups will perform. Tickets are not required, and the audience may come and go anytime between 1-4 pm. 

For the ticketed shows, go to birchcreek.org/tickets or call 920.868.3763.

Birch Creek is located at 3821 County Road E in Egg Harbor.

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