Midsummer’s Music Festival – Door County’s Premiere Classical Ensemble!

The Clearing - Photo by Bill Jacobs

Midsummer’s Music Festival is Door County, Wisconsin’s premiere classical music ensemble. Our world-class musicians are from organizations such as the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pro Arte Quartet, and the Marlboro Music Festival, and perform with faculty from notable Midwestern universities.

Lyric principles Jim and Jean Berkenstock (bassoonist and flutist) are the founders of Midsummer’s Music. They perform with our outstanding ensemble: violinist David Perry, violist Sally Chisholm, cellist Walter Preucil, hornist John Fairfield, pianists William Koehler and Bill Billingham, violinist Stephanie Preucil, and violist Allyson Fleck. Each year they are joined by accomplished musicians such as clarinetist Todd Cope from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and violist Elias Goldstein, the runner-up in the 2011 Primrose International Viola Competition.

David Perry solo in Svenden's "Romance" at Rock Island's Viking Hall

Midsummer’s Music performs in intimate and casual settings throughout Door County such as art galleries, retreats, churches, and private homes. All concerts include an inviting reception where you can meet our musicians.

From the great masters such as Mozart, Schubert, and Dvorak (to name a few), to some lesser-known but very accomplished composers, each concert is an unforgettable musical experience.

Midsummer’s Music has been a part of the Door County arts scene for 21 years. From mid-June to mid-July and over the Labor Day holiday, our festival is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike, by people of all ages.

Midsummer’s Music Festival – The Best of the Best!

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