Plus, upcoming fundraiser and holiday concerts
The Griffon String Quartet, Midsummer’s Music’s resident string ensemble, received a second grant from Project: Music Heals Us to support its work with marginalized Door County residents, especially those who can’t access live performances due to their home life, health care needs, economic needs or physical location.
Drawing from the quartet’s B Double Sharp program, in which the ensemble presents condensed concerts for the aging, the disabled and their caregivers, the Griffon will use the funds to enhance its outreach opportunities. Its expanded outreach will include clients of Unity Hospice.
“The Griffon’s mission is ‘captivating every generation, bringing music to our complete community, and to educate, enrich, and excite,’” Midsummer’s Music Executive Director Allyson Fleck said. “So this exemplifies our mission that it’s every generation.”
Project: Music Heals Us is a nonprofit organization that provides encouragement, education, and healing through high-quality live music performances and interactive programming to marginalized communities with limited access to art. The non-profit’s focus is on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated and homeless populations.
Upcoming Griffon Performances
The quartet will host a Music for Food fundraiser concert on Dec. 7, 11:30 am, at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club, 600 Nautical Dr. in Sturgeon Bay.
Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief, and Midsummer’s Music is the Music for Food Partner in Door County. All funds collected at the concert will benefit the Door County Food Pantry Coalition.
The Griffon String Quartet will also host a series of holiday concerts, playing selections by Beethoven and Dvořák on violin, viola and cello.
The first concert in the series is on Dec. 15 at 5 pm at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay. The next is on Dec. 16 at 3 pm at the Belgian Heritage Center, 1255 County Rd. DK in Brussels. The quartet will close out the series on Dec. 17 at 3 pm at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor. Tickets for these concerts are free, but attendees are asked to pay what they can. Attendees can visit midsummersmusic.com or call 920.854.7088 to reserve their spots.