Midsummer’s Music Highlights Ukrainian Composter

Midsummer’s Music will conclude its July concerts with Homeland Sentiments, featuring works by Ukrainian composer Mykola Lysenko, Polish composer Philipp Scharwenka and Czech composer Antonín Dvořák that express love for their Eastern European origins.

Musicians for the three concerts are David Perry and Ann Palen, violin; Allyson Fleck, viola; James Waldo, cello; and Jeannie Yu, piano. In addition, Door County Candle Company representatives will be on hand to talk about the company’s ongoing fundraising and success in supporting the people of Ukraine through donations from sales of the company’s blue-and-yellow Ukraine candles.

Homeland Sentiments will be performed July 29, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor; July 30, 7 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay; and July 31, 3 pm, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.

The Down Home & Heavenly program will begin Aug. 21, featuring music by Mozart, Libby Larsen and Ferdinand Reis; followed by Quintet Elegance, with works by Dame Ethel Smyth and Franz Schubert; and finishing with A Date with Destenay, with music by Louise Farrenc, Edouard Destenay and César Franck. The 2022 season will conclude with a Sept. 5 benefit gala at Björklunden in Baileys Harbor.

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