Young Performers Shine During Birch Creek Concerts
May 27, 2015 Leave a Comment
Talented young performers take center stage on Wisconsin Public Television when Percussion at Birch Creek and Symphony at Birch Creek premiere this June. Both concerts were filmed at the picturesque Birch Creek Music Performance Center in Egg Harbor and feature young performers from across the country demonstrating techniques learned during intensive two-week sessions with world-class educators.
Percussion at Birch Creek, premiering 8 p.m. Monday, June 1 on WPT and online now, features the students demonstrating newly learned percussion techniques and performing a variety of musical styles including steel band, world percussion, and classical and popular music.
Symphony at Birch Creek, premiering 8 p.m. Monday, June 8 on WPT and online now, is a culmination of the young musicians’ symphony and chamber music session and features performances of full orchestral pieces. Two winners of the Burton Concerto Competition – trombonist Naomi Black and violinist Andrew Reed – are also featured.
Percussion at Birch Creek and Symphony at Birch Creek will be aired simultaneously via live stream on wpt.org during their WPT premieres. Both concerts are part of WPT’s multiyear Young Performers Initiative, a statewide effort to raise the visibility of the arts, celebrate the creative achievements of Wisconsin’s young people and support the arts in education.