Midsummer’s Music is exploring music by three classical composers who struggled with creative crises that ultimately guided their composition styles: Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Baptist Vanhal and Sergei Lyapunov.

The Creative Crisis program will be performed July 2, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor; July 3, 7 pm, at Hope United Church of Christ, 141 S. 12th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay; and July 6, 7 pm, at the Door Community Auditorium, 3926 Hwy 42 in Fish Creek.

The Kreutzer Connotations program will follow July 9, 7 pm, at the Kress Pavilion; July 10, 7 pm, at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, 4176 Maple St. in Fish Creek; and July 11, 4 pm, at Woodwalk Gallery, 6746 Cty G in Egg Harbor.

It will spotlight Beethoven’s “Kreutzer Sonata,” one of the most famous violin sonatas; “Danzas de Panama” by William Grant Still; and the world premiere of “Transit” by Midsummer’s 2021 composer-in-residence, Will Healy, featuring renowned soprano Mikaela Bennett