Midsummer’s Music is celebrating its 33rd season of performing chamber music in cultural, historical and scenic locations throughout the county. The 2023 season – running June 14 through Sept. 4 – features more than 40 concerts performed by musicians from the Chicago Symphony, the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Milwaukee Symphony, among others.
Featured composers will be Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Dvořák, and the tradition of championing works by female and lesser-known composers will continue with works by Ilse Fromm-Michaels, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Johanna Müller-Hermann, Nkeiru Okoye and others.
A highlight is a program featuring guitarist and vocalist Eric Lewis paired with Midsummer’s composer-in-residence, Will Healy. They will perform pieces by Bach, original compositions, traditional pieces and at least two world premieres. This special program will be performed July 13, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor; and July 14, 7 pm, at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay.
Opening night is set for June 14, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor, with guest host Norman Gilliland of Wisconsin Public Radio.
Midsummer’s Music will also continue its collaborations with local artists and Write On, Door County poets to present original pieces based on music performed at select concerts.
Tickets are $38 for adults, $17 for students, and free for children 12 and younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Premium prices apply for opening night, the salon/home concert and other special events. Tickets and the full performance schedule are available at midsummersmusic.com.