Midsummer’s Music Begins Concerts, Coffee Talks

Midsummer’s Music is planning a series of concerts that will spotlight English female composers Rebecca Clarke and Adela Maddison and one of their contemporaries, Hungarian composer Ernst von Dohnányi

Featured musicians will include David Perry and Ann Palen, violin; Allyson Fleck, viola; James Waldo, cello; and John Goodwin, piano.

This program, Crossing Borders, will be performed June 29, 7 pm, at Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek; and July 1, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor.

Midsummer’s Creative Crisis program, featuring work by Johann Baptist Vanhal, Ludwig van Beethoven and Sergei Lyapunov, will be presented July 2, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion; July 3, 7 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay; and July 6, 7 pm, at Door Community Auditorium.

Coffee Talks – free, informal presentations by Midsummer’s Music musicians and friends – will resume July 3, 10 am, when Jacob Beranek will present “American Classical Music since 1941: A Sampling of 80 Years of Art” at SWY231 in Sturgeon Bay. Will Healy, Midsummer’s 2021 composer-in-residence, will speak July 10, 10 am, at the Kress Pavilion; and Paul Frucht, a 2021 Emerging Composers Initiative fellow, will present “Writing Music for Our Time” July 17, 10 am, at SWY231.

Reservations for all concerts and Coffee Talks must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Order tickets for all concerts ($30 per adult) online at or by phone at 920.854.7088.

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