About Us

Midsummer’s Music Festival was co-founded in 1990 by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, long-time Door County summer residents and principal orchestral players with the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The Festival has drawn on the extraordinary talent of professional musicians and artist/faculty of universities throughout the Midwest.

The name Midsummer’s Music is connected to the summer solstice (a time celebrated in areas of Scandinavian heritage). The Festival presents concerts mid-June to mid-July and the week leading up to Labor Day.

Offering chamber music for winds, strings, and piano performed in intimate and unique settings throughout Door County, venues include art galleries, churches, and private homes. From the masters such as Mozart, Schubert, and Dvorak to some lesser-known but very accomplished composers, each concert is an unforgettable musical experience.