Midsummer’s Music Announces 2009 Season

Midsummer’s Music Festival has announced its 19th festival season, which will run from June 10 through July 8 with additional concerts slated for Labor Day weekend. The festival will present 20 concerts in multiple locations throughout the county, its first being a gala opening at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor on Wednesday, June 10 at 7:30 pm.

“We have a very appealing range of venues this season,” said Kathleen Pearson, Executive Director of Midsummer’s Music. “Enchanting art galleries, inviting homes, retreats like The Clearing and Bjorklunden, and a restaurant concert/dinner at T. Ashwell’s are all part of the intriguing mix.”

Midsummer’s Music is known for the interesting variety of works for different combinations of instruments it presents. Although the ensemble numbers 16 this year, each musical composition employs a different blend of winds, strings, and piano.

This season focuses on the works of Franz Schubert and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which are intermingled with compositions by five French composers as well as pieces by English, German, Hungarian, and American writers. Both Schubert and Mozart led tragically short lives. Schubert was only 31 when he died but left behind nearly 1,000 works.

Midsummer’s Music has a nationwide reputation for offering excellent performances featuring some of the country’s finest musicians. Players include principals from the orchestra of Lyric Opera in Chicago, two members of the renowned Pro Arte Quartet, and artist faculty from several outstanding Midwestern universities.

Tickets prices vary depending on the location, and audience members are invited to join the performers for a reception following each performance. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 920.854.7088 or visit