Strings on the Bay “Beethoven Bash” is happening on July 20th 

Strings on the Bay, the annual summer chamber music series at Bay de Noc Community College, continues at 7:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, July 20th, at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 First Avenue South in Escanaba, MI. This performance is the second of three concerts this summer and features a trio from the Detroit area. The “Beethoven Bash” is a belated 250th birthday tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven that you won’t want to miss.

Joining music director and violinist, Paul Lundin, is Wayne State University piano professor, Robert Conway and Detroit free-lance cellist Chas Helge. Helge holds music degrees from Western Michigan, the University of Indiana and a doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. Conway, also the staff pianist for the Detroit Symphony, has played for Strings on the Bay twice before and has been requested back by audience members. The program, all music by Beethoven, will feature Helge and Conway performing the Third Cello Sonata, Conway playing the ever popular “Fur Elise” and then Lundin joins them for the “Archduke” trio. The trio was composed and first performed by Beethoven and friends in 1811. Due to his increasing deafness, it was the last public performance on the piano by the great composer. Please join us for this evening of truly great music!

Tickets are available through the Bay website,, the Besse Center box office, or at the door of the church. Admission price is $5 for students and Bay employees and $10 for adults. The final program in the series will be on August 10th at 7:30 p.m. EST also at the First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba.