Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra Begins Concert Season

Faye Seeman

Birch Creek Music Performance Center opens its 38th concert season on June 27 with symphony concerts that run June 27 – 30 and July 4 – 6 and feature the Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra performing in the historic Dutton Concert Barn on campus.

Birch Creek’s world-class faculty educates promising young musicians by day and, under the lead of Conductor Brian Groner and Program Direction of Ricardo Castañeda, performs side-by-side on stage at night. The full 80-piece orchestra performs a varied and challenging repertoire during the high quality, entertaining concerts.

The Symphony season opens June 27 with “Great Beginnings.” Featuring the 2012 Student Concerto Competition winner Keeheon Nam, clarinet, who will perform Carl Maria von Weber’s Clarinet Concerto in E Flat Major. The evening also includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

Audience favorite Faye Seeman returns to Birch Creek as the featured harp soloist during the “Power of Transformation” concerts on June 28 and 29. Seeman, principal harpist of the Chicago Sinfonietta and Joffrey Ballet Orchestras, is currently an adjunct professor of harp studies at Wheaton College and Northern Illinois University.

General admission tickets are $29 adults, $10 students and $6 for children ages 11 and under. For tickets visit, call 920.868.3763 or stop by the Birch Creek campus, located three miles east of Egg Harbor on County E. Regular office hours are 9 am – 5 pm Monday through Wednesday, and 9 am – 6 pm Thursday – Saturday.