Strings on the Bay at Bay de Noc Community College continues with its second of three concerts 7:30 PM July 19th at the First Presbyterian Church, 801 1st Avenue South in Escanaba.
Joining Paul Lundin, violinist, and director of the concert series will be two new faces to Escanaba. Brittany DeYoung, principal harpist of the Lansing Symphony and flutist Emily Olson, a freelance orchestral player from southeast Michigan. The program is entitled “Music for a Garden.”
Lundin is an Escanaba native with bachelor and master’s degrees in violin performance from the University of Iowa. However, Lundin will be performing on the viola on this concert. A first for him. Laura Parry, the granddaughter of Hugo Kalsow, a conductor for the Detroit Symphony from 1900-1910 loaned Lundin the viola to be used for this concert. The Italian viola, maker unknown, dates to the late 18th century. Recently restored after not being played for over 50 years it has a beautiful, rich sound. The main work on the program, the Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp by Claude Debussy prompted Lundin to play viola. It is a gorgeous and exotic work Mr. Lundin heard first while at the University of Iowa and had haunted his imagination since. One other piece for all three players, “Summer Morning, Summer Afternoon,” by Gary Shocker is a lighter piece and sure to be enjoyed. Music for solo harp, harp and flute and flute and viola round out this light-hearted and varied program.
Ms. DeYoung has degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Michigan. She is currently the harp instructor at the Flint Institute of Music and is an in demand recitalist and orchestral harpist in Lower Michigan.
Ms. Olson is a graduate of both The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. In addition to being very busy with orchestra work, she has served in administrative roles for many arts organizations in Michigan.
Tickets are available through baycollege.edu website, the Besse Center box office or at the door of the church. Admission price is $10 with a 50% discount for students. The last program of the series will be held on Tuesday, August 9th.