Birch Creek Music Performance Center began its 2020-season ticket sales March 1 at birchcreek.org/tickets and by phone at 920.868.3763.
Opening night will be June 18, with the Percussion & Steel Band concert Walking in Rhythm, Moving in Sound. Six more Percussion & Steel Band concerts will follow June 19-20 and June 24-27, showcasing performances by faculty performing artists and students led by Dan Moore, a professor of music and director of percussion at the University of Iowa.
Symphony session concerts – led by Ricardo Castañeda, principal oboist of the Lake Forest Symphony and Chicago Sinfonietta; and Conductor Brian Groner – will take place July 2-4 and July 9-11. The Birch Creek Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Dvořák, Mendelssohn, Mahler, Mozart and more.
Special events include Birch Creek’s annual Independence Day concert, The Star-Spangled Fourth, on July 4, 4 pm, with a pie-and-ice-cream social preceding and free entry for children younger than 11.
The lush and vibrant sounds of big band jazz classics will be performed July 15-18, July 22-25, July 29-Aug. 1 and Aug. 5-8. Jeff Campbell, professor and chair of jazz studies and contemporary media at the Eastman School of Music; and the Birch Creek Jazz Faculty Orchestra will return for 16 nights of the most authentic big band jazz around, with faculty performers from across the country. Students will be featured in pre-show combo performances and big band numbers as well.
Summer concerts begin at 7:30 pm, with pre-show music at 7 pm, unless otherwise noted. Ticket prices are $29 for adults, $10 for students and $6 for children. Premium seating is available for $34.
To see a full concert schedule and more details about the concerts and ticket packages, visit birchcreek.org.