Release Date: Fri, May 24, 2019

New WPT Special Explores Youth Music Festival Near Shores of Lake Superior

New WPT Special Explores Youth Music Festival Near Shores of Lake Superior

A new special from Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) captures live chamber music performances from talented young artists and world-renowned musicians at Madeline Island Chamber Music, a residential summer music festival located near the shores of Lake Superior.

Music From Madeline Island, premieres 8 p.m. Monday, June 10 on Wisconsin Public Television. Viewers can watch the full program online now at

Filmed in the summer of 2018, Music From Madeline Island captures the daily life of the festival’s young musicians as they hone their craft. The program also explores the holistic approach to life at Madeline Island Chamber Music, including ice cream trips to the island’s downtown area, frequent ping-pong games and courses instructing musicians on wellness and injury prevention.

With music from Franz Schubert, Maurice Ravel and a world premiere of a new composition from contemporary composer Caroline Shaw, the special also features interviews with the young performers, renowned professional string quartet Brooklyn Rider and Madeline Island Chamber Music staff.

“This show really captures the beauty of Madeline Island and the amazing talent of these young musicians,” said the film’s producer Deb Piper. “We are really pleased to share this with our viewers across the state.”

Music From Madeline Island is funded in part by Focus Fund for Young Performers and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

Wisconsin Public Television is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

WPT is a place to grow through learning on WHA-TV, Madison; WPNE-TV, Green Bay; WHRM-TV, Wausau; WLEF-TV, Park Falls; WHLA-TV, La Crosse; and WHWC-TV, Menomonie-Eau Claire.


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