Tickets Available for Birch Creek’s 2014 Season

Tickets are now available for Birch Creek Music Performance Center’s 2014 season concerts on

The Percussion and Steel Band session kicks off the 2014 season on June 19. The Drumming Grooves and Dance Moves concert on June 21 includes Latin Dance instruction by Orlando Cotto, and the Hot Nights/Cool Jazz concert on June 25 is followed by Night Sky Viewing with the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society.

Concerts for the Symphony session begin July 3 and unite talented students with the world-class faculty into an 80-piece orchestra. The July 4 concert, which is free for children ages 6 – 11, includes the annual Pie and Ice Cream Social beginning at 5:30 pm. Renée-Paule Gauthier, violin, is featured in Corigliano’s “The Red Violin” during the Rocky No. 2 concert on July 10, and Jodie DeSalvo is featured in Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” during the Boléro in Blue concert on July 11, while 2013 Burton Concerto Award winners Naomi Black, trombone, and Andrew Reed, violin, share the spotlight in the Painting with Sounds concerts on July 3 and 5.

Big Band Jazz I and II concerts are scheduled with a newly revised lineup from Program Director Jeff Campbell. Featured faculty artists include Mike Lee, tenor sax, July 19; Tom Garling, trombone, July 24; Joey Tartell, trumpet, July 25; Scott Burns, alto sax, July 26; David Bixler, alto sax, Aug. 2; Doug Stone, tenor sax, Aug. 6; Reggie Thomas, piano, Aug. 7. The annual Dutton Memorial Concert is on Aug. 9.

Four evening public concerts featuring the Janice Borla Vocal Jazz Camp faculty artists runs Aug. 12-16.

Ticket prices are $29 adults, $10 students and $6 children. New this year is a reserved section, which is comprised of the first few rows in the center section of the 500-seat Dutton Concert Barn. All reserved section seats are $34. All concerts begin at 8 pm, with the exception of the July 4 concert, which begins at 6:30 pm. Prelude concerts are held at the courtyard gazebo or in Juniper Hall 30 to 45 minutes prior to the main concert.

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