Tickets for Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 2018 summer concert season are now available for purchase at birchcreek.org/tickets. All 2018 concerts begin at 7:30 pm with pre-show music at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted.
The Percussion & Steel Band Session will showcase performances by students and faculty from June 21-23 and June 27-30, under Program Director Dan Moore, University of Iowa Director of Percussion. Birch Creek’s Percussion performances feature a diverse range of styles, from Caribbean grooves with internationally known steel pan virtuoso Liam Teague, to percussive jazz, authentic world music, and more. The June 29 concert features one the world’s leading percussion soloists, guest performer Michael Burritt.
Symphony session concerts, under program director Ricardo Castañeda and conductor Brian Groner, will run July 4-7 and July 12-14. The orchestra will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Mendelssohn and Strauss, and other classical mainstays. Special events include Birch Creek’s Annual Independence Day Concert, “Stars and Stripes Forever” on July 4 at 4 pm with a pie and ice cream social before the event as well as free entry for children under 11.
Big Band Jazz concerts will be performed during two sessions from July 18-21, 26-29 and Aug. 1-4, 8-11. Program Director Jeff Campbell and the Birch Creek Academy Jazz Orchestra returns for 16 nights of jazz with faculty performers from across the country playing favorites by Ellington, Basie, and many more. Students will be featured in pre-show combo performances and big band numbers as well.
A special feature for this year’s Birch Creek concerts is participation in Celebrate Water, an initiative of the Door County Community Foundation’s Healthy Water Door County fund. The programs for eight of Birch Creek’s academy concerts have been selected to include water-themed music to bring attention to celebratewaterdoorcounty.org.
Tickets are $29 adults, $10 students and $6 children, with premium seating available for $34, and there’s a “¾ time” promotion – buy three concert tickets and get a fourth ticket free. For a full concert schedule or to buy tickets, visit birchcreek.org/tickets or call 920.868.3763.