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Strings on the Bay

June 25 @ 7:00 pm

Bay College Announces 2024 Summer Concert Series

Strings on the Bay returns for another summer on the Besse Theater Stage, as part of the 2024 Summer Concert Series.

ESCANABA, MI – Strings on the Bay, the summer chamber music series presented by Bay College, returns this summer with a lineup of fantastic concerts. All concerts will take place in the Besse Theater on the Escanaba Bay College Campus, starting at 7pm ET on select Tuesdays each month.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7pm ET | Sunnyside Up

Paul Lundin, violinist and director of the series, will be joined by flutist Emily Olson, violist Joseph Deller, and cellist Elliot Haas. Together, they will present a light and entertaining set of selections from the classical and neo-classical genres. They will also present the poignant music from the opening sequence of Disney’s movie “Up,” by Michael Giacchino.

Tuesday, July 9 at 7pm ET | Cliff Monear & Jeff Pedraz Jazz Duo – By Request

Wayne State jazz faculty pianist, Cliff Monear, “gets hip” as he fills the Besse Theater with wonderful jazz alongside his bassist, Jeff Pedraz. This duo will perform a few songs of their choice, and then take requests from the audience! Catch this amazing and interactive performance by the duo before Monear leaves for a European concert tour!

Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm ET | Land, Sea, and Air

“True North Quartet,” founded by Paul Lundin, has been bringing their unique programs to Strings on the Bay since 2010 and is an audience favorite. This year, the program is titled, “Land, Sea, and Air.” Mozart’s “Hunt” quartet is paired with New Zealand composer Alfred Hill’s “A Maori Legend,” which tells the story of a magical canoe that indigenous people of New Zealand used to find their homeland. A transcription of the timeless Debussy classic, “Clair de Lune,” takes us to the night sky.

Tickets are available online, in-person at the Besse Center Box Office, or at the door prior to each concert. Admission is $15, or $7 for any student K-Bay. Bundle all three concerts for $35 (a savings of $10) by visiting www.baycollege.tix.com, adding each concert to your cart, and entering the discount code 3for35 at checkout.


June 25
7:00 pm
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