Dangerous Waters Ends Part One of Midsummer’s Music Festival

Door County’s Midsummer’s Music ends the first part of its 2017 festival season with the Dangerous Waters program.

The Dangerous Waters program includes four pieces that either directly – through the composition name – or indirectly – through undulating movements – evoke thoughts and emotions related to rolling seas. Wisconsin native Jacob Beranek, Midsummer’s first composer-in-residence, wrote “Death’s Door” for the 2017 festival. Named for the passage between Gills Rock and Washington Island, instrumentation is clarinet, horn, violin, cello, and piano. Other selections include: “Island Suite” from Frank Bridge, Franz Schreker’s “Der Wind,” and “Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25,” by Johannes Brahms. Performances will be held July 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim and July 23. The July 23 concert will be at Trueblood Performing Arts Center on Washington Island, with an Alexander’s-catered dinner aboard the Island Clipper beforehand.

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