By Terry Kovarik
A 19-year old composer is accomplishing much more at the Midsummer Music Festival in Sister Bay than many will do in a lifetime. Jacob Beranek is the festival’s composer in residence. He has written and published eight original compositions. A new composition is being performed at Midsummer’s Music’s “A Czech’s Life” concert series. The Oconomowoc-native says when he writes a piece he has listeners in Sister Bay or wherever he’s performing close to his heart.
Beranek is in his second summer as the composer in residence at Midsummer’s Music Festival and will return for two more seasons. He’ll also be performing at Prague Castle in Prague with the Band of the Castle Guards & Police of the Czech Republic on November 18, 2018.