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ESCANABA, MI – “Strings on the Bay”, Bay de Noc Community College’s summer chamber music series, last concert of the summer is Tuesday, August 10th at the First Presbyterian Church, 819 First Avenue South in Escanaba from 6:30 PM CT/7:30 PM EST to 8:00 PM CT/9:00 PM EST.

The summer series concludes with a concert by the “True North Quartet”.  This program will feature Beethoven, but with the twist, performing music by Beethoven’s teacher, Haydn and by one of his famous pupils, Carl Czerny.

Tickets are still available through the Bay college website:, at the Besse Center box office in Escanaba, or at the door prior to each concert.  Tickets are $5.00 for all students and Bay employees and $10.00 for adults.

Bay College follows the recommendations and guidelines of the CDC and MIOSHA which is currently requiring all non-vaccinated guests to wear a face mask.  Thank you for helping keep the community safe and healthy.

“Strings on the Bay” would not be possible without the sponsors.  Bay College thanks those for their generous contributions. A full list of sponsors are listed on the website and featured in the program.


Musician Bios

Joseph Deller, violinreceived his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Violin Performance from Hope College and has pursued a free-lance career in the Detroit Metropolitan area. He currently serves as Concertmaster for the Michigan Philharmonic and is a member of the Flint and Dearborn Symphony Orchestras. Also a member of the Troubadours, an outreach group through the Flint School of Performing Arts, he is highly engaged with young people, telling stories and sharing character building through music and the arts. He is Conductor of the Concert Orchestra for the Dearborn Youth Symphony and maintains a private studio at home. He is a founding member of the New Verse Chamber Ensemble, which performs annually at the Black Crystal Cafe in Ann Arbor. Recently, he has become involved with the Lullaby Project through the Carnegie Institute in New York.

Janine Bradbury violist, ,resides in Commerce, Michigan.  She is acting principal with the Flint Symphony Orchestra and is also a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and LaCorda Ensemble.  Janine played professional Broadway theatre for 15 years in Detroit and has toured with the national tour of Phantom of the Opera.  She holds degrees from the Juilliard School (MM Viola) and Michigan State University (BmusEd, BM violin performance).  A passionate teacher, Ms. Bradbury maintains a private studio where she teaches violin and viola to students of all ages.


Stefan Koch is a Cellist with and Personnel Manager of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.  He also regularly performs with other orchestras including Kalamazoo Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Michigan Opera Theatre and Grand Rapids Symphony. From 2005-2019 he spent his summers at the Pine Mountain Music Festival, Utah Festival Opera (Logan, UT) and at the Bay View Music Festival. In 2012 Stefan undertook a series of recitals which were the first US performances of the Cello and Piano Music of the exiled Jewish Viennese composer Richard Stöhr. A CD of this music, with pianist Robert Conway, came out in August 2014 on the Toccata Classics label (London, UK).  He has released two subsequent CDs of Stöhr’s Chamber Music in 2017 and 2020 on Toccata.  In a previous life he held positions as a national buyer of both books and CDs for Borders Books and Music, and he also has a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Michigan. Outside of the classical realm, he has performed with Sarah Brightman, Anne Murray, Barbara Cook, Dionne Warwick & Burt Bacharach, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Garrison Keillor, Dave Brubeck, The Boys Choir of Harlem, Mannheim Steamroller, Bernadette Peters, Amy Grant, the Von Trapp Family, Doc Severinsen, Earth Wind & Fire, and Julius “Dr. J.” Erving. He has also contributed music to the Showtime television movie “The Staircase Murders” (2007) and the French horror film “House of Voices” (2005) and he also appeared in a Toyota Highlander television commercial. When not playing the cello, Stefan enjoys pickleball, biking, hiking, reading, and he has visited over 100 major and minor league baseball parks. He is currently attempting to visit all 62 of America’s National Parks. Last year he visited his 48th Park: Indiana Dunes.