‘The Homespun to Exotic’ Concert

Midsummer’s Music continues its programming with “The Homespun to Exotic” concert.

The “From Homespun to Exotic” program includes Schubert’s “Notturno,” Haydn’s “Piano Trio,” and Raff’s “Piano Trio No. 2.” The three German/Austrian composers stretch the boundaries of their native existence via their music. Schubert was known for his intimate gatherings where friends shared music and poetry in someone’s home. Haydn was also a homebody, but he travelled late in life. He also took imaginary musical trips to exotic places, as in the Gypsy-style music incorporated into the last movement of his G Major Trio. Raff does the same thing in the last movement of his Trio, although this trip takes him to Turkey with much bravura and swagger.

“The Homespun to Exotic” concerts are 7 pm June 29 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Ephraim; 3 pm June 30 at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay; and 7 pm July 3 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. Tickets are $29 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children 12 and under. Tickets, subscriptions and flex-packs can be ordered online at or by calling 920.854.7088.

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