Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Open in Winter, Performing Arts, Schools
Located 3 miles east of Egg Harbor on County Highway E, Birch Creek is a nationally renowned summer music school by day and a celebrated concert venue by night. Top national and international artists are featured in more than 30 indoor evening concerts on Birch Creeks campus, with concert series in Symphony, Percussion / Steel Band, and Big Band Jazz. Picnic grove available for carry-in meals. Call for details, or log on to www.birchcreek.org. Campus visitors are welcome.
Each summer, the Birch Creek Music Performance Center brings together generations of musicians and fans on its grounds in rural Egg Harbor. A music school by day and concert venue at night, Birch Creek offers sessions in Symphony, Percussion and Steel Band and Big Bands. Each of the 35 concerts features a mix of professional and student performers who showcase their talents in the 500-seat Dutton Concert Barn.
Founded in 1976, Birch Creek is dedicated to educating talented young musicians ages 14 to 19. During each two-week session, the students work closely with expert professionals drawn from around the United States. From late June through mid-August, students get a taste of the real world of music as they learn and polish music rapidly and then perform new programs nightly. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 2 to 1 or better, young musicians receive excellent instruction in each of the four current sessions: Symphony, Percussion & Steel Band and Big Band Jazz (two sessions).
For the audience, this means concerts of superb quality in a unique setting. Evenings include performances in the Dutton Concert Barn, in the school's outdoor gazebo and at other locations on the grounds. For information on Birch Creek Sessions, programs and concerts, check the web at www.birchcreek.org.
2013 - Birch Creek's 38th Concert Season:
Symphony: June 27-June 29; July 4-July 6
Percussion and Steel Band: July 11-July 13; July 17- July 20
Big Band Jazz: July 24-July 27; July 31-August 3; August 7-August 10; August 14-August 17
Free Family Concerts July 6, July 20, August 3 and August 17 at 1pm.
Outreach Concerts: July 16 and 30 at 2:30pm in Fish Creek; July 17, July 31 and August 14 at 3pm in Sister Bay; August 1 and August 15 at 5pm in Egg Harbor
From Sturgeon Bay follow Hwy 42 north to Egg Harbor. On the north end of the village turn right onto County E. Follow E for approximately 3 miles and you will see the Birch Creek Campus on the right (south) side of County E.