CHAMBER MUSIC

Ana Vidovic Guitar Recital

The extraordinary Ana Vidovic returns to the Upper Peninsula! She was last seen in our 2008 season and was a stunning addition to the Festival. This international guitar sensation will bring her exceptional musicianship, technical mastery, and grace to our concert stages once again. This will be a special evening set in the intimate venues of the Upper Peninsula.

UPstarts!

This concert features the future of classical music with all Upper Peninsula musicians! Miles Mykkanen, tenor, from Bessemer and Amanda Boundy, soprano, from Eben Junction are the featured vocalists. Also featured on flute will be Savannah Clayton from Calumet. Joining these soloists on piano will be another Calumet musical star Susan Byykkonen.  These sensational musicians offer a thrilling concert of music familiar and new. Join us and hear firsthand the extraordinary musicians the Upper Peninsula is contributing to the classical music world.

Bergonzi String Quartet

They are back! The Bergonzi String Quartet returns to the Festival with their humor, joy, and spirited music making. We are very excited to roll out the red carpet to this foursome so dear to all of us. They will be joined by pianist Tian Ying and will perform a new arrangement of Gershwin’s great Rhapsody in Blue for Piano and String Quartet. Please join us, and show them how much they were missed last summer!

An Evening of Brahms

This concert features the romantic and lush music of Johannes Brahms. Solo piano music with the beautiful playing of Tian Ying at the keyboard; two Brahms Lullabies with Pamela McConnell of the Bergonzi Quartet on viola and Mezzo Soprano Natalie Easter; and Steven McGee (Piano), Alison Scherzer (Soprano), Natalie Easter (Mezzo), Kyle Tomlin (Tenor), and Jonathan Christopher (Baritone) will join Tian Ying to present the romantic and thrilling Liebeslieder Waltzes for two pianists and four singers. Join these remarkable musicians for a concert filled with passion, joy, and variety.

Jeremy David Tarrant Organ Recital

Young rising star, Jeremy Tarrant, brings his exciting organ playing to the U.P. He has been Organist and Choirmaster of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (Episcopal) in Detroit since 2000 and is quickly developing an exciting international career. Don’t miss this exciting rising star in the Organ world.

Third Coast Brass

Led by PMMF regular trombonist, Mark Fry, this exciting group of Brass players brings their passion and virtuoso playing to the U.P. Third Coast Brass is comprised of some of the finest brass musicians in the Midwestern United States holding positions in prestigious ensembles including the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Their repertoire includes Mozart, Sibelius, Ewald, Sondheim, and more.