Midsummer’s Music Goes Down Home and Heavenly

After a short break, Midsummer’s Music will resume its concerts Aug. 21 with Down Home & Heavenly, a program featuring works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ferdinand Ries and Libby Larsen. 

The featured musicians are Alicia Lee, clarinet; Fritz Foss and Dietrich Hemann, horn; David Perry and Eleanor Bartsch, violin; Allyson Fleck, viola; James Waldo, cello; Kris Saebo, bass; and Jeannie Yu, piano. 

Down Home & Heavenly will be performed Aug. 21, 3 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay; Aug. 24, 7 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay; Aug. 25, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor; and Aug. 26, 7 pm, at Birch Creek in Egg Harbor.

The season’s 10th program, Quintet Elegance, will feature Dame Ethel Smyth’s Quintet in E Major, Op. 1; and Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C Major, D. 956. 

The performances will begin with a salon concert Aug. 27, 7 pm, at the Courtney/Reschka residence in Sister Bay; Aug. 28, 5 pm, at Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor; Aug. 31, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor; and Sept. 2, 7 pm, at Sister Bay Moravian Church. 

The featured musicians for this program are violinists David Perry and Eleanor Bartsch, violist Sally Chisholm, and cellists James Waldo and Cole Randolph.

Composer and Midsummer’s Music board member David Utzinger will lead an educational Coffee Talk – the next in the organization’s series of free, informal presentations on music topics given by ensemble members, staff and friends – on Aug. 23, 2 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. 

Concert tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for students and free for children 12 and younger. Premium prices apply for salon/home concerts, dinner concerts and other special events. Order tickets at or by calling 920.854.7088.

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