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Midsummer's Music Concert: Romance and Rapture

Midsummer's Music Concert: Romance and Rapture

  • The Clearing Folk School
  • Ellison Bay, WI 54210

This program is inspiring, heart-rending, vivacious, captivating, and life-affirming. Sakari Vanderveer is one of the leading female black composers of our time and an inspiring leader in bringing young children to embrace playing string instruments. Mel Bonis (who used the masculine form of her name to gain acceptance) fought great odds to become one of France’s esteemed composers alongside classmates Debussy and Gabriel Piern?. Nineteenth century Hungarian icon Ernst von Dohnanyi fled the Nazis and then the communists before emigrating to the U.S. A virtuoso pianist and composer, his Sextet is poignant and exhilarating in its cosmopolitan alure. Obsidian, rippled moonlight, gleams (2019) • Sakari Dixon Vanderveer Piano and String Quartet Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Op. 124 • M?lanie Bonis Piano, Violin, Viola, and Cello Sextet in C Major, Op. 37 (1935) • Ernst von Dohn?nyi Clarinet, Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, and Piano Musicians JJ Koh, Clarinet Fritz Foss, Horn Jeannie Yu, Piano David Perry & Ann Palen, Violin Sally Chisholm, Viola Cole Randolph, Cello Sponsored by Mary Ann & Peery Duderstadt The Women’s Fund of Door County is a supporting sponsor for this program in acknowledgment of the women musicians performing. The 2024 Season is sponsored by the Jean Berkenstock Family Fund and the Susan DeWitt Davie Legacy Fund.

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