Once again, the cruise to Rock Island and concert in Viking Hall, have proved to be the most popular event of Midsummer’s Music Festival’s 2011 season!
“As of May 25, we have sold 82 tickets with just 19 available spots,” explains Executive Director, Kathleen Pearson. “We weren’t sure if we should repeat this event so soon. Last year’s trip was a huge success and we were concerned that people wouldn’t be as interested in going this year.”
Clearly, the interest and enthusiasm for this unique event has grown. Many folks are returning for a second trip to historic Rock Island, however, a great number of people new to Midsummer’s Music have already reserved their tickets.
“We encourage people to call and make their reservations immediately because it’s likely this event will be sold out within the next few days,” says Ms. Pearson. “Reservations are also available online at www.MidsummersMusic.com.”
The event includes a cruise from Gills Rock to Rock Island on the Island Clipper. Wine and a catered dinner by Alexander’s will be served during the voyage. The Midsummer’s Music concert will be held in Viking Hall, featuring the following outstanding chamber compositions:
- “Night Sililoquy” for Solo Flute and Strings by Kent Kennan
- Octet in F Major, Opus 80 for Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and String Quartet by Heinrich Hofmann
- Holberg Suite (1884) for String Ensemble by Edvard Grieg
- Romance, Opus 26 for Solo Violin and Strings by Johan Svendsen
Desserts and champagne will be served on the return cruise to Gills Rock. This is an excellent opportunity to talk with the musicians and other music lovers.
Tickets are $95, all inclusive.
Don’t delay – reserve now!