Midsummer’s Music’s resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, will continue its second season of concerts and community and educational events with a series of performances throughout northeast Wisconsin. The program will feature Jessie Montgomery’s “Strum”; Paul Hindemith’s String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2; and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, with acclaimed pianist Nariaki Sugiura.
Performances will take place at St. Norbert College on March 13, 7:30 pm; First Presbyterian Church in Green Bay on March 14, 7 pm; the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim on March 15, 3 pm; and SWY231 in Sturgeon Bay on Oct. 13, 1 pm.
The Griffon String Quartet formed in the fall of 2018 as a collaboration among Midsummer’s Music, the Fine Arts Institute at East High in Green Bay and St. Norbert College in De Pere. Its members are violinists Roy Meyer and Vinicius Sant’Ana, violist Blakeley Menghini and cellist Ryan Louie. The members all have advanced degrees and significant professional experience as educators and performers.