Ice Cream & American Songs

Birch Creek invites Door County music-lovers to celebrate Independence Day on its idyllic countryside campus with a pie and ice cream social followed by the American Songs & Places concert.

The pie and ice cream social begins at 5:30 pm, with pies and ice cream to be served from local Door County markets and bakeries. The American Songs & Places concert begins at 6:30 pm, featuring Birch Creek students and faculty performing an assortment of familiar American heritage pieces by Copland, Sousa and more, as well as an original piece by Birch Creek faculty member, John Mindeman, titled “Birch Creek Fanfare.”

Jonathan Zeng, trombone student alumnus of Birch Creek Music Performance Center, will return to Birch Creek as a guest vocalist for this concert.

Accomplished in Musical Theater, Opera, Oratorio and Concert repertoire, Zeng has performed throughout the United States with companies such as Cincinnati Opera, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera Memphis, and Utah Festival Opera. An avid proponent for arts education, he served as an adjunct faculty member in the Preparatory Department at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and maintains a private voice studio.

The pie-and-ice cream social is free. Tickets for the concert are $29 for adults, $10 for students and free for children. Premium seating is available for $34.

The symphony session is next for Birch Creek, running July 2 – 11. Big Band Jazz is held July15 – Aug. 8. For more information visit