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Hear Music Inspired By Door County

Music Performed As Part Of Midsummer’s Music Festival

Midsummer's Music
Midsummer's Music Festival

Each week, WPR’s “Wisconsin Classical” features performances by musicians from around the state.

A recent show also included music inspired by Wisconsin: “A Door County Suite” by Oscar Haugland, which can be heard here.

The music was performed as part of the Midsummer’s Music Festival, which is held each summer at venues throughout Door County. Haugland spent many summers in the area, and originally wrote this music for piano.

Festival organizers suggested an arrangement for chamber ensemble, and it’s this version that features in the broadcast. It includes a number of references to Door County places and businesses, along with nods to Norwegian folk music.

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