Midsummer’s Music Festival presents the first public concert at the Ellison Bay Manor on July 17, 2013.
Since the days of da Vinci and Michelangelo, patronage of the arts has provided vital support to musicians, painters, and sculptors. Throughout early modern Europe, from approximately the 14th to the 17th centuries, rulers, nobles and the very wealthy practiced patronage as a social institution to endorse their political ambitions, social positions and prestige. In the current cultural and digital era, patronage of the arts has shape-shifted to encompass public relations, marketing and advertising as well as outright financial support.
This is the story of how art and brand align in mutual benevolence, starring the classical music ensemble artists of Door County’s annual Midsummer’s Music Festival; the Fazioli F308, one of the world’s finest pianos provided by Chicago’s Pianoforte; and the Ellison Bay Manor, a multi-million dollar estate marketed for sale by Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty of Chicago. Together they created a sold-out concert event in rural Ellison Bay at Wisconsin’s largest and most elegant mansion. The film includes the live performance of works by Mozart, Hummel and Liapunov.
Jean Berkenstock, flute
Allyson Fleck, viola
David Perry, violin
Walter Preucil, cello
A DesignWise Studios Production