Birch Creek Music Performance Center will celebrate the opening night of its 42nd season on June 22, with “Percussive Panoply I: A Faculty Showcase.” The event will commence Birch Creek’s four-session concert season, starting with seven concerts of Percussion & Steel Band over the course of two weeks. Dan Moore, Professor of Percussion at University of Iowa, will return for his 19th season, and his second year as the program director for the Percussion & Steel Band session.
“The Percussive Panoply is a unique opportunity to hear our Birch Creek percussion faculty performing the music that is most meaningful to them,” Moore said. “It gives them the chance to highlight their individual areas of expertise in an eclectic program of music.”
Percussion & Steel Band concerts at Birch Creek often feature a wide array of musical styles, including Caribbean steel pan, world percussion, rearrangements of popular contemporary pieces, and much more. Birch Creek students and faculty will both be featured as performers. All regular Percussion & Steel Band concerts, including opening night, will start at 7:30 pm in the Dutton Concert Barn, with a 7 pm student prelude music in the gazebo, except for the June 24 concert, “Percussion Pops: What’s So Funny About Music?” which will be a 3 pm matinee. Children and student tickets are free for the June 24 matinee concert.
Tickets are available for purchase online at birchcreek.org/tickets or by calling 920.868.3763. Prices are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and $6 for children (11 and under). Premium seating is also available in the front-center section of the barn, priced at $34. 2017 concert and session dates are posted at birchcreek.org/tickets.