Music Series


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

Bourbon & Brass Company 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! This special event will be held outside on the grounds of the Oliver. (We will move indoors if weather is inclement.) Refreshments and Iron Fish Distillery craft cocktails will be available for purchase! We will set up in the parking lot at OAC, with a view of the Betsie Bay channel to Lake Michigan. Chairs will be provided, gates open at 5:30pm, seats are general admission. The Art Center will be open for restrooms and to view the exhibits.



We thank Iron Fish Distillery for their support of this special performance!

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 event allows you to take a deep dive into the world of tango! Explore our tango-inspired art exhibit upon arrival, then at 5:00 pm, learn about the culture and dance itself from QuinTango’s dance master, Victor Rua of Buenos Aires. At 6:00 pm, soak in QuinTango’s captivating live concert in our beautiful Beck Gallery. Then, join the after-party – a “milonga” dance social in our Borwell Gallery and Sunset Deck beginning at 7:30. Mingle with performers, savor Argentine-inspired nibbles and wines, and watch (or try!) tango with fellow enthusiasts to the backdrop of a tango music track. This is an immersive event you won’t want to miss – a night in Buenos Aires without having to locate your passport? Grab your tickets now!

Tickets are available for general admission floor seats or select our VIP Balcony bundle – two seats on our balcony bridge with a hi-top table and a great view of the festivities! Ticket price includes admission to our “Art of the Tango” exhibit, the Culture and Dance Class with Victor Rua, the QuinTango concert experience, and the milonga after-party! You are invited to attend all or some of the festivities for one package price. Seats are extremely limited for this intimate concert experience.

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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.

Meet The Viridian Strings:
Cherry Yeung, Violin, Assistant Principal Second Violin-San Diego Symphony (First summer with Viridian Strings)
Matthew Hakkarainen, Assistant Concertmaster-Symphony in C (Second Summer with Viridian Strings)
Brian Issacs, Viola, Karajan Academy-Berlin Philharmonic (Fifth 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)


Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor

Vaughan Williams: Phantasy Quintet


Brahms: String Quintet in G Major

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