Birch Creek Music Performance Center Executive Director Mona Christenson is excited to hear the sounds of music on the Egg Harbor campus this year after a summer of silence in 2020. Birch Creek is taking rehearsals and performances outside to allow guests, students, and staff to be safe throughout the whole summer. That has meant establishing an 1800 square foot performance space for its groups, which will also be smaller than in years past. Guests will be able to stay socially distant from each other on benches or in their own lawn chairs. For students and staff, it will be a welcome change of pace fromlast year when private lessons and rehearsals were done via video conferencing. Christenson is proud that Birch Creek did not have to lay off any regular employees due to the pandemic and of all of the planning they have done to get this season off the ground.
Tickets are on sale now for the close to 30 different performances for the three different sessions, which include percussion and steel band beginning on June 17th, symphony on July 1st, and big band jazz on July 14th. You can listen to our full discussion with Christenson on our Podcasts page.