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Leelanau Summer Music Festival

World class music in

“America’s most beautiful place”


Leelanau Summer Music Festival

Love and Romance in Summer

Saturday, June 21

8:00 pm 

Wu - Tang Duo

    Join Detroit Symphony Assistant Concertmaster Hai-xin Wu and internationally known concert artist Zhihua Tang for an evening of some of the most beloved works for violin and piano, from the richly romantic Brahams Sonata in G Major to the firey virtuosity of Pablo de Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy. For Spanish composer Joaquin Turina's passioinate Trio in B minor the duo will be joined by cellist Carl Donakowski.


The Festival Chamber Choir

With vocal soloists and instrumentalists

directed by

Dr. Conrad Donakowski

Saturday, July 19 - 8 pm

Holy Rosary Church

          Enjoy a sonic feast as the evening sun gently illuminates the stained glass windows treasured by the century-old village of Isadore.

          Medieval chant, classics by Mozart, Bach, and Vittoria, a rollicking Black Spiritual and Karl Jenkins’ contemporary Mass for Peace, a bit of folk music plusa specially-commissioned setting of a Polish carol recalling the heritage of the village of Isadore, all performed in historic Holy Rosary Church featuring its restored Hinners-Wigton pipe organ and glorious acoustics.

From Rio to Bahia

Saturday, August 2

8:00 pm 

Trio DC Choro

Andy Connell - clarinet and saxophone

Richard Miller - 7-string guitar

Gigi McGlaughlin - voice and percussion

Performing a unique mix of Brazilian music from different regions and eras, the band specializes in choro, a style that began in Rio de Janeiro more than a century ago and features intricate melodies and counterpoint, swinging rhythms, and rich harmonies. The band also brings great energy to Brazilian popular samba, bossa nova, and forro.