Midsummer’s Music Festival is concluding its 26th season with The Kahn-Brahms Connection program and a fundraiser supporting the Door County Land Trust.
Serenade in F Minor, Op. 73, was published in 1923 by Robert Kahn and is heavily influenced by Brahms. Arthur Foote, a composer from Massachusetts who is considered the first important American composer trained entirely in America, wrote Piano Quintet, Op. 38. Johannes Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 26, is a testament to the composer’s love of Schubert’s music and Vienna.
Performances are Sept. 2, 7 pm, Prince of Peace Church; Sept. 4, 3 pm, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; Sept. 5, 3 pm, Björklunden. Receptions follow each concert.
The Sept. 5 Björklunden concert event is held in conjunction with the Door County Land Trust and begins at 1 pm with guided hikes along the lakeshore and tours of the Boynton Chapel. Proceeds benefit the missions of Midsummer’s Music Festival and the Door County Land Trust. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.
As part of an ongoing and very popular music/poetry collaboration with Write On, Door County, poets Sharon Auberle and Ralph Murre will read poems they wrote in response to the music being performed at the Sept. 5 concert. Attendees will receive a copy of all of the 2016 collaborative poems compiled into a booklet.
Midsummer’s presents its final concert of the Heartfelt Sentiments program at 3 pm on Sept. 3 at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay. The program features Moritz Moszkowski’s Suite in G Minor, Op. 71; Paul Schoenfield’s Trio on Chassidic Melodies; and Richard Strauss’ Piano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 13. A reception follows this concert.
Tickets for the Sept. 2, 3, and 4 performances are $29 for adults and $10 for students. Youth 12 and under are free. Tickets for the Sept. 5 fundraiser are $95. For tickets, call 920.854.7088 or visit midsummersmusic.com to order tickets in advance.