Composer Diversity Integral to Midsummer’s Music

Midsummer’s Music ( is committed to accessibility and inclusivity in all aspects of its work and performances. 

The upcoming Kreutzer Connotations program exemplifies this by presenting pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven; a successful African American composer, William Grant Still; and a thriving, modern-day composer, Will Healy.

William Grant Still, who died in 1978, paved the way for subsequent generations of composers of color

Will Healy became Midsummer’s 2021 composer-in-residence following an intense competition. As a part of the Kreutzer Connotations program, Midsummer’s Music will perform the world premiere of Healy’s Transit, reflecting on the July 2020 flight of the International Space Station over his parents’ New Jersey home.

Attend the program July 9, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor; July 10, 7 pm, at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, 4176 Maple St. in Fish Creek; or July 11, 4 pm, at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor. 

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