Birch Creek Percussion and Symphony Concerts to Air on WPT

May 28, 2015

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Jonna Mayberry, WPT publicist, 608-263-3364, jonnatha.mayberry@wpt.org 
 

Video: “Percussion at Birch Creek” http://video.wpt.org/video/2365494770/

Symphony at Birch Creek” http://video.wpt.org/video/2365494904/ 

Birch Creek Percussion and Symphony Concerts to Air on WPT
 

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, 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, 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.

Both concerts are available online, anytime at wpt.org. Percussion at Birch Creek and Symphony at Birch Creek will be aired simultaneously via live stream on wpt.org during their WPT premieres.

 Percussion at Birch Creek and Symphony at Birch Creek 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.

Percussion at Birch Creek and Symphony at Birch Creek are funded in part by MMG Foundation, Inc., Dwight & Linda Davis Foundation, Ministry Door County Medical Center, Annie & Dick Egan, Stanley J. Cottrill Fund, Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant & Butik, On Deck Clothing Company, and Friends of Wisconsin Public Television.

WPT is a service of the Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Extension.

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