You will be able to catch the sounds of Ukraine filling performance spaces in Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay, and Egg Harbor next week as Midsummer's Music wraps up its July slate of concerts. Entitled the "Homeland Sentiments" program, the performances will feature Ukrainian pianist and composer Mykola Lysenko and two others from Eastern Europe. Lysenko is credited with establishing a national style of music for the country and helping create the Kyiv National Conservatory of Music. The concerts will also pay tribute to the efforts of Christiana Trapani and her team at Door County Candle. Since Ukraine's war with Russia began, Door County Candle has shipped out over 30,000 orders of its blue-and-yellow candle, raising over $700,000 for Razom for Ukraine.
The concerts will also feature the works of Polish composer Philipp Scharwenka and Czech composer Antonín Dvo?ák. The Homeland Sentiments program will be performed three times: July 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Donald & Carol Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor; July 30 at 7:00 p.m. at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay; and July 31 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.