Midsummer’s Music Festival and Arketype Host Benefit for the Fine Arts Institute at East High

By: East High School of Fine Arts
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aug. 7, 2014 - PRLog -- Arketype will host the Midsummer’s Music Festival in its atrium at 612 Stuart Street at 6:30 p.m. on August 27th to raise funds for the Institute of Fine Arts at East High. The Door County-based classical chamber music group will be joined by a special guest – a Steinway piano from East High School.

The grand piano was “born” on April 22, 1926, and in October of 1926 it was shipped to Edmund Graham piano dealer in Milwaukee. Eventually, it found its way to East High School, where it is a star of the fine arts program.

At the Steinway will be Jeannie Yu, a pianist with Midsummer’s Music Festival. She earned a full scholarship for a Master's Degree program at the Juilliard School where she also received a Bachelor's Degree.  Subsequently, Ms. Yu was awarded an accompanist fellowship at the Peabody Conservatory of Music where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree.

The Institute of Fine Arts at East High is an exclusive course of learning that pairs students with master musicians and artists to grow their talents, create a portfolio of their work, and perform live while cultivating an appreciation of the fine arts in Green Bay and the surrounding community.

The Midsummer’s Music Festival, now in its 24th season, presents classical chamber music by world-class musicians in outstanding and unique venues throughout Door County, including private homes, art galleries and churches.

Jean and Jim Berkenstock are the musical instigators of Midsummer’s Music Festival. Their careers each have spanned more than forty years serving during that time as principal players (flute and bassoon, respectively) in the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Grant Park Music Festival on Chicago’s lakefront, and the Chicago Philharmonic.

“We’re so pleased to host the talented musicians from Midsummer’s Music Festival,” said Arketype president Jim Rivett. “And it’s for such a good cause—the Institute of Fine Arts at East High.”

Both staff and musicians at East High and the Midsummer’s Music Festival are excited to showcase such a special instrument at the hands of a master musician. Tickets are on sale for $50, and just $20 for students (17 and under). Please contact Mary Frantz at 920-435-5510 or Midsummer’s Music at 920-854-7088 by August 19th to order your tickets. Order online at www.MidsummersMusic.com.

Milena Swanson
Source:East High School of Fine Arts
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