The Midsummer's Music Festival runs all summer in different locations around Door County including private properties, old churches and a dinner cruise to Washington Island.
Midsummer's Music Festival gives Door County a classical spin
Part of the whirlwind of arts, music, theater and entertainment that blows through Door County in the summer is the Midsummer's Music Festival, a string of 30 chamber music concerts ini different, unique locations around the peninsula.
The 23rd season of the Midsummer's Music Festival will feature musicians from the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Pro Arte Quartet, Aspen Music Festival, artist faculty from major universities and more in locations ranging from a 120-year old lakeside warehouse, to a community church from the 1850s, to the grand hall of a palatial mansion overlooking Green Bay.
The festival, themed "Bursting with Passion," kicks off on May 9 and ends on Sept. 17, bookended with performances by the Pro Arte Quartet.
Most concerts are $25, private residence concerts are $50, dinner concerts are $85 and the historic dinner cruise concert is $95. The grand finale at the Ellison Bay Estate is $150. For tickets and more information, call (920) 854-7088 or visit www.midsummersmusic.com.
Two UWGB ensembles for one joint concert
The UW-Green Bay Concert Choir and Symphonic Band will perform one after the other at 7:30 p.m. on May 1 in the Cofrin Family Hall at the Weidner Center, 2420 Nicolet Drive. This is the 30th concert of the academic year.
To experience selections from both groups, tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400.
Preble Players put on romantic rural vignettes
John Cariani's "Almost, Maine" focuses on the ups and downs of falling in and out of love in a small, fictional town - its namesake - with a handful of short plays. Ringing true with seemingly endless Wisconsin Winters, Preble High School's Preble Players present the play at 7 p.m. on May 3 and 4 at the Resch Family Auditorium located in Preble High School, 2222 Deckner Ave.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
Brown County Civic Music Association presents Milwaukee Orchestra, Brass-E5
Two May Saturdays will be filled with music courtesy of the Brown County Civic Music Association, first with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. on May 11 and Brass-E5 (made up of members of Empire Brass, who had to cancel their March 8 show) at 7:30 p.m. on May 18.
For the sixth year in a row, the BCCMA is closing its concert series with the MSO, but added the Brass-E5 concert as a replacement for March 8. Tickets for that March 8 Empire Brass show will count toward the Brass-E5 show.
The MSO concert is $35 for adults, $10 for students; the Brass-E5 concert is $25 of adults, $10 for students. Doors open for both concerts at 7 p.m. at the Ralph Holter Auditorium at Green Bay West High School, 966 Shawano Ave, Green Bay.
For more information, visit www.BCcivicmusic.org.
High School Art Competition
The Neville Public Museum's annual exhibitn An Artistic Discovery, is on display through June 2. This regional competition is part of a nation-wide Congressional Art Competition for young artists.
An Artistic Discovery features twenty-eight pieces of artwork by students from 10 area high schools including Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Denmark, and West De Pere.
Four winners were selected on April 13 by judges Matthew Goodman, art teacher in the Manitowoc Public School District; Abigail Olson, a potter from Door County; and Marilyn Stasiak, Curator of Art at the Neville Public Museum. The award winners will be announced at the reception for the exhibition today .