Pro Arte Quartet Begins Midsummer’s Music Festival

Each summer a group of world-class musicians join together to form Wisconsin’s premier chamber music ensemble at the Midsummer’s Music Festival. The festival offers a series of 30 classical music concerts in a host of unique venues.

Pro Arte Quartet

The theme of this year’s festival is “Bursting with Passion” and will include works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Brahms, and more. Now in its 23rd year, the festival begins with the renowned Pro Arte Quartet on May 9 at the Ephraim Moravian Church. The ensemble has been in continuous existence since 1911-1912, when its founding students at the Brussels Conservatory in Belgium organized the group. Two of the current members of the quartet are also regular members of Midsummer’s Music, violinist David Perry and violist Sally Chisholm. Violinist Suzanna Beia and cellist Parry Karp join them. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

The main concert series featuring the full complement of 16 musicians then runs from June 7 through July 17. There is a short Labor Day series, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, and the Pro Arte Quartet closes the season on Sept. 17.

The Midsummer’s Music Festival kicks off with a Gala Opening Night on June 7. Special guests will join in toasting the opening of the Door County arts season. The evening will end on a relaxed note when patrons can meet the Midsummer’s Music Festival musicians and chat with fellow concertgoers at the post premiere party where food and wine abound.

For tickets visit or call 920.854.7088.