Music Series


Viridian Strings: Musical Monikers – June 8, 2024, 7:00 pm

Founded in the summer of 2018, Viridian Strings was established with a passion for chamber music performed against the beautiful backdrop of Northern Michigan. Join us for an unforgettable performance on June 8th, featuring a thrilling program of string quartets! Dvorak, Mozart, and Prokofiev will be featured in this program. Previous Viridian Strings events have sold out – be sure to reserve your seats early as you don’t want to miss hearing this premier group!

Meet The Viridian Strings:
Cuna Kim, Violin, SFCM (First summer with Viridian Strings)
Oliver Leitner, Violin, Yale (Second summer with Viridian Strings)
Joe Skerik, Viola, Vega Quartet (Co-Founder of Viridian Strings)
Kyle Stachnik, Cello, New Century Chamber Orchestra (Co-Founder of Viridian Strings)

Dvorak: “American” String Quartet
Mozart: “Dissonance” String Quartet


Prokofiev: “Kabardinian” String Quartet


The Sound Garden Project: KODAK QUARTET  –  July 12, 2024 7:00 pm

The dynamic, award-winning Kodak Quartet is setting the world on fire with their passionate and energetic playing. They are highly regarded for their work with contemporary composers on new compositions and for presenting traditional works with a contemporary flavor. Kodak’s members hail from the US, Canada and France. Their international performance career brings concerts to a great diversity of people. Performance highlights include concerts at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance. This special performance is presented in collaboration with Interlochen Public Radio’s Sound Garden Project. Tickets on sale soon!

Outdoor Concert Event: BOURBON & BRASS  July 26, 2024 6:00 pm
Sponsored in part by: Iron Fish Distillery

Bourbon & Brass are an energetic and creative brass quintet based in Louisville, Kentucky. Formed in 2020, their mission is to serve the community with engaging and innovative performances. With each member holding multiple degrees in music, this performance will be high caliber, served best with “a little Bourbon, and a LOT of brass!” This special event will be held outside on the grounds of the Oliver. Refreshments and Iron Fish Distillery cocktails will be available! Tickets on sale soon!


QUINTANGO – Art of the Tango August 9, 2024

Hear the heartbeat of classical Argentinian tango channeled by a quintet of award winning international chamber musicians and their crackerjack Argentine bandoneón player. This is tango like you’ve never imagined it: classical chops, jazz harmonies, and intimate arrangements written for the group by outstanding composers in Buenos Aires. ‘Chamber tango’ is the result of this musical alchemy, a middle ground that draws in lovers of both classical and non-classical music to experience the fullness of life—the stories, the culture, and the exhilaration of tango. This award-winning group has played the White House, the Kennedy Center, and major festivals all around the world. Our Art of the Tango Experience allows you to take a deep dive into the world of tango! Explore our tango-inspired art exhibit, learn about the culture and dance itself from QuinTango’s dance master, and soak in QuinTango’s captivating live performance in our Beck Gallery. Then, join the after-party – a “milonga” dance social in our Borwell Gallery and Sunset Deck. Mingle with performers, savor Argentine bites and wines, and watch (or try!) tango with fellow enthusiasts. This is an event you won’t want to miss!

VIRIDIAN STRINGS: Masterworks Unveiled, August 30, 2024 7:00 pm

We are thrilled to announce a second performance by musical virtuosos Viridian Strings in August! Join us for an extraordinary performance by the Viridian Strings, featuring a thrilling program of string quintets! Through the lens of Mozart, Vaughan Williams, and Brahms, each composition stands near the pinnacle of their respective compositions, revered as among the finest works ever crafted by these masterful composers. As we gather from across the country with both new and familiar faces, the Viridian Strings promise an evening of music to remember.