The Pro Arte Quartet will perform at the Ephraim Moravian Church, Saturday evening, May 16 at 7:30 pm. The concert will be presented by Midsummer’s Music as it has done for the past five years.
The Pro Arte Quartet is the oldest string quartet in the country. In residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, they tour the region, the country and the world as outstanding ambassadors of music for the state. Two of the members of the ensemble perform regularly in Door County as part of the Midsummer’s Music Festival. David Perry, first violinist in the quartet, has been a member of Midsummer’s Music for 10 years. Violist Sally Chisholm has also been with the group for many years. The other members of the quartet are Suzanne Beia, second violin, and cellist, Parry Karp. All are faculty members of the School of Music at UW-Madison.
Their program will include quartets by Mendelssohn and Beethoven, plus two waltzes by Dvorak.
“This is a tremendous program,” said Jim Berkenstock, Artistic Director of Midsummer’s Music. “These are all masterpieces by the greatest of composers. It is rare to hear such music played at this level, and the acoustics of the Ephraim Moravian Church are superb for works like this,” he added.
Audience members will be invited to join the quartet for a reception following the concerts. Tickets for the concert are $25 per adult; youth 17 and under are free. For further information, or to reserve tickets, please call Midsummer’s Music at 920.854.7088 or visit http://www.midsummerSmusic.com.