Midsummer’s Music continues its 28th season with a unique twist on the Million Dollar Quartet. In 1956 four of the greatest rock stars of the century – Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash – gathered for an evening of music making, which created the name the “Million Dollar Quartet.” Historical documents indicate that there was a similar gathering of a fabulous four that included Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn, Johann Vanhal and Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf. They met in residence of English composer Stephen Storace around 1784.
Midsummer’s Music has recreated a hypothetical version of the evening with actor Mark Moede portraying Herr Storace, explaining how the night progressed.
Concerts are scheduled for June 23 at Sister Bay Moravian Church; June 27 at Woodwalk Gallery; July 1 at a private home in Egg Harbor; July 2 at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall in Fish Creek; and July 19 at a private home in Sister Bay. All concerts start at 7 pm with a special performance at June 26 at 7:15 pm for a fundraising event at the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay.
Tickets are $29 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 12 and younger, with a reception following the concert. Private home concerts are $60 for adults and $40 for students. For the June 26 fundraising concert in Green Bay, VIP tickets, which include a pre-concert reception and auction are $95, $29 for adults, $10 for students and free for children 12 and younger. Woodwalk Gallery invites concertgoers to bring their own picnics at 5 pm; call 920.629.4877 to request picnic table reservations. Tickets, subscriptions and flex-packs can be ordered online at midsummersmusic.com or by phone at 920.854.7088.