Many things were different prior to March 13th, 2020, and that holds up with the Griffon String Quartet. The group will perform on Saturday for a live audience for the first time since they had to shut down last March. Midsummer’s Executive Director Allyson Fleck shared excitement for the upcoming moment while reflecting on how far they’ve come.
Operations went well enough this last year that Fleck believes they will start more hybrid teaching efforts, which helps keep schedules flexible. She even says they are going to begin recording their shows so people can view them later. Shows will look a bit different on Saturday in Sturgeon Bay’s and on Sunday in Egg Harbor. The program will be for a shorter time, seating will be socially distanced, and they won’t have their typical reception afterward.
The quartet has picked up twenty concert dates this summer, which is just half of their usual forty. Fleck thinks it could get up to thirty this Summer. Midsummer’s will try to remain fluid this summer, as they’ve updated their COVID19 guidance multiple times in the last month. They will also be just a trio for the time being, as they are in the midst of filling their second violin slot. Performances are free-will admission and as a safety measure, they ask that people reserve seats twenty-four hours ahead of time. People can remain updated on Midsummers developments here.