Bay College Announces 2017 Summer Concert Dates


Strings on the Bay, Bay de Noc Community College’s summer chamber music series, has announced its concert dates for this summer. All concerts start at 7:30 pm at the Besse Center Theater at Bay College, 2001 North Lincoln Road, Escanaba.

The series begins Tuesday, June 27th, with a program entitled “Escanaba Connection.” Violinist and music director of Strings on the Bay, Paul Lundin, is joined by cellist and Escanaba native Eli Bender and pianist Joey Arkfeld for Frederic Chopin’s Piano Trio in G Minor.

The second concert on Tuesday, July 18th, “Violin Duel, the Re-Match,” features music for two violins and piano. Lundin is joined by Daniel Foster, professor of violin at Eastern Michigan University, to “duel” over music by Handel, Telemann, Moszkowski, Shostakovich and Sarasate. Three years ago they dueled to music for just two violins. This year they are joined by pianist (and referee) Garik Pedersen, professor of piano at EMU.

The summer concert series concludes Tuesday, August 8th, featuring the “True North Quartet,” a string quartet from the Ann Arbor area in its eighth consecutive year of delighting Escanaba audiences with their innovative programming and fine-tuned performances. This year’s program is entitled “A Night at the Movies.” Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” has been heard in countless movies. True North Quartet will play the entire quartet from which this beautiful excerpt is drawn. Also performed will be 1930’s movie composer Erich Korngold’s String Quartet #2.

Tickets are available through the Bay College website (, at the Besse Center box office during business hours, or at the door. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.  Sponsorships are also being accepted for the concert series.  For a tax-deductible donation of $100 or more, your name will appear in the program, and you will receive two complimentary tickets for each of the three concerts.  For more information on sponsoring, please visit, email or call 906-217-1700. 
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