PMMF starts this weekend

MARQUETTE — Pine Mountain Music Festival’s opening concerts will feature Paul and Christine Seitz.

They are set for 7:30 p.m. Eastern time today at Michigan Tech University’s McArdle Theatre in Houghton and 4 p.m. Eastern time Sunday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Marquette.

Soprano Christine Seitz and composer/guitarist Paul Seitz will draw on their wide ranging repertoire of music from centuries past to the present moment, according to a PMMF press release.

Joined by Susan Byykkonen (piano), Adam Hall (cello), and Danielle Simandl (violin) this program will include art songs by Paul Seitz, the world premieres of two new works, the song cycle “Some Things That Fly” for voice and guitar, and a new chamber work for violin, guitar, and cello.

The premieres, as well as additional sets of American songs about stage, screen, and social protest, will feature the archtop guitar in this concert setting.

PMMF Presents Thrilling Adventures — In addition to the Seitzs, here is an overview of all the events for PMMF’s 2023 season:

— Lindsay Garritson, solo piano Reimagined, performances June 7 in Marquette, June 8 in Ontonagon and June 10 in Houghton.

— Masterclasses (free admission): June 7 in Marquette and June 11 in Houghton.

— Isle Royale Celebrates Its 80th Anniversary – new string quartets performed by the Superior String Alliance Chamber Players. Free performance on June 9 at Isle Royale National Park.

— Ticketed performances June 11 in Hancock and June 12 in Marquette.

— The Bergonzi Trio, Children’s Concerts (free admission): June 13 in Houghton and June 16 in Marquette.

— Evening performances: June 13 in Houghton, June 15 in Ontonagon and June 17 in Marquette.

— On the Town Concerts performances (free admission): June 14 around the Keweenaw Peninsula.

— Steampunk Gala, June 14, Quincy Mine Hoist House, Hancock, 8 to10 p.m. Eastern time, $10 suggested donation at the door.

— Guerilla Opera presents “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage” performances: June 16 and 17 in Houghton.

— UPstarts! Concerts performances: June 19 in Ontonagon, June 20 in Marquette and June 21 in Houghton.


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