Door County’s Premiere Chamber Music Festival

Pianist Bill Koehler and Cellist Walter Preucil

Midsummer’s Music – Planning our 2011 Summer Festival! We are very excited about the 2011 programming which will be announced soon. In the meantime, mark your calendar for the following dates: Friday, June 10 at Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor Thursday, June 16 at Bjorklunden in Baileys Harbor Sunday, June 19 at…[Read more]

Midsummer’s Music in Winter – Solving a Festival Jigsaw Puzzle

Midsummer's Music Festival concert at The Clearing in Ellison Bay

Every year, as the snow blankets Door County, Artistic Director Jim Berkenstock, and I work on scheduling the artists, the settings and concert events in our Midsummer’s Music Festival. Jim Berkenstock, a true master at putting the programs together, quietly researches and listens to one composition after another. I start lining up venues throughout Door…[Read more]

Midsummer’s Music Festival Announces 21st Chamber Season in Door County

Viking Hall 2010 - Photo by Mark Kunstman

The Door County arts scene jumps into full swing on June 10 as Midsummer’s Music Festival presents the 21st season of outstanding classical/chamber music in 16 intimate venues throughout the Door peninsula. The prelude and finales to our summer festival features one of the worlds’ distinguished string quartets, the Pro Arte Quartet on Wednesday, May…[Read more]

Pro Arte Quartet Celebrates 100th Anniversary in Door County!

Violinist David Perry, cellist Parry Karp, violinist Suzanne Beia (seated), violist Sally Chisholm

Midsummer’s Music is proud to present the Pro Arte Quartet on Wednesday, May 11 at Ephraim Moravian Church in Door County, WI, 7:30 PM. The legendary Pro Arte Quartet is the oldest continually active string quartet in the world. They are celebrating their 100th anniversary in 2011/2012. The program features the music of Barber, Schubert,…[Read more]

Midsummer’s Music Festival Prepares for Opening Night in Door County!

On Friday evening, June 10, we will be opening our twenty-first Midsummer’s Music season with a gala champagne toast and some wonderful music at Birch Creek. That’s what the calendar and my schedule says. That’s also what the pile of music on my music stand in my practice room says. But as I write this,…[Read more]

Historic Ephraim Moravian Church Hosts Midsummer’s Music Classical Concert in Door County!

Ephraim Moravian Church. Photo by Paul Burton

Midsummer’s Music Festival returns to Door County’s historic Ephraim Moravian Church tonight, Sunday, June 12, as the second concert in their 2011 summer festival.   “We love performing in Ephraim Moravian Church,” says Artistic Director, Jim Berkenstock. “Not only is it rich in history, but it has wonderful acoustics. Our musicians really enjoy playing here.”…[Read more]

Door County’s Midsummer’s Music Festival Features Composition Written By Zachary Preucil

Zachary Preucil

A Look Inside a Composer’s Brain: The Composition of “Fanfare for a Summer Evening”   How does a composer write a piece? The question is simple, but its answer is complex. To a person who hasn’t dabbled in the noble art of composition, I could imagine the task seeming to be quite daunting; with no…[Read more]

Pro Arte Quartet opens Midsummer’s Concert Season, May 5, 2014

Midsummer’s Music Festival presents the Pro Arte Quartet

The legendary Pro Arte Quartet, in continuous existence since 1911-1912, will present an evening of classical chamber music at the Ephraim Moravian Church on Monday, May 5 at 7:30 pm. Featuring David Perry, violin; Suzanne Beia, violin; Sally Chisholm, viola; and Parry Karp, violoncello. Pro Arte never fails to delight audiences with classic string works like those of Mozart, an…[Read more]