The Summit Avenue Music Series (SAMS) eagerly anticipates the second concert of its 2019-2020 season with a program entitled French Connection. This richly textured array of French Romantic colors will feature the refined and lush harmonies of influential French composers Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy, as well as works from two pioneering women in the world of musical composition, Lili Boulanger and Cécile Chaminade. This performance will welcome the return of Peter McGuire on violin, Richard Belcher on cello, and SAMS artistic director Bethel Balge on piano.

Mission Statement

Summit Avenue Music Series, based in New Ulm, Minnesota, offers a unique, eclectic, and invigorating variety of the highest quality instrumental chamber music that provides truly excellent musical offerings to nourish, educate, and inspire our community and students.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, from the New Ulm Area Foundation, and from our patrons.