Midsummer’s Music launches its 2018 season with the “Disparate Spirits” program, featuring music by Hamza El Din, Bohuslav Martinů, and César Franck.
Bret Bicoy hosts the Opening Night Gala and is joined by Door County Poet Laureate Sharon Auberle, who will recite a poem written especially for the occasion. The Gala is June 15, 7 pm in Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall in Egg Harbor. An opening toast of Island Orchard Cider with a reception follows the concert. This program is offered three more times in June. Works include El Din’s “Escalay” (“The Water Wheel”), Martinů’s Oboe Quartet, and Franck’s Piano Quintet. “Escalay” is the first of five works sprinkled throughout the season that are part of the Celebrate Water initiative.
All of the concerts are at 7 pm and held at Birch Creek’s Juniper Hall on June 15; June 16 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church; June 20 at Hope United Church of Christ; and June 22 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
Most concerts are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and younger. Opening night tickets are $60 for adults, $40 for students, and free for children 12 and younger. Premium prices apply toward salon/home concerts, dinner concerts and other special events. Tickets, subscriptions and flex-packs can be ordered online at midsummersmusic.com or by calling 920.854.7088.