Midsummer’s Music

May 13, 2019, 8:00 pm

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Midsummer’s Music brings a varied ensemble to perform works of Turina, Mozart, and Mendelssohn for this live recital from the Fay and Daniel Levin Performance studio at WFMT.

Dan Won, Clarinet
David Perry, Violin I
Stephanie Preucil, Violin II
Sally Chisholm, Viola I
Allyson Fleck, Viola II
Walter Preucil, Cello
Andrew Keller, Bass
Jeannie Yu, Piano

Midsummer’s Music, founded by Jim and Jean Berkenstock, has been bringing chamber music to Door County Wisconsin audiences for more than three decades.

Our concerts, which have been called “exciting, pulse-pounding and riveting” have included world premieres, and feature world-class artists.  The inspiring concerts have touched more than two thousand listeners with its music every year, plus thousands more via Wisconsin Public Radio broadcasts, and on Live from WFMT.

Midsummer’s Music is a multi-faceted organization featuring concerts, collaborations with local organizations and institutions, and is home to an annual music series which attracts musicians from Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Aspen Music Festival, among others.

We serve to provide unique and diverse cultural, historical and scenic musical experiences with our series of 40 concerts in unique venues.  Our  resident string quartet, the Griffon String Quartet, was created in partnership with St. Norbert College and the Fine Arts Institute in Green Bay to enrich the lives of children and adults throughout Northeast Wisconsin through concerts, workshops, and music education.

Collaborations include Write On, Door County involving a host of poets who pen original works, and then recite them at concerts that features the music that inspired them, and the Celebrate Water initiative which is a major programming commitment to bring awareness to water supply protection.

Midsummer’s Music is increasingly attracting admiration and respect from around the country, while still gaining the affection of local Door County audiences.

Biography courtesy of the ensemble’s website.

  • Scène Andalouse, Opus 7 for Viola Solo, String Quartet, and Piano, by Joaquin Turina
    Crépuscule du soir
    A la fenêtre

  • Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A Major, K. 581, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Allegro con variazioni

  • Sextet in D Major, Opus 110 for Piano, Violin, Two Violas, Cello, and Bass, by Felix Mendelssohn
    Allegro; vivace
    Menuetto: Agitato
    Allegretto vivace