On Dec. 5, it will sound a lot like Christmas when the Findlay String Quartet performs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. as part of The University of Findlay’s “Bach’s Lunch” series in the Alumni Memorial Union.
The performance, titled “Classical Christmas,” will be free and open to the community.
A mix of classical music and holiday tunes will be featured. Classical pieces will include J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring,” “Ode to Joy” by Beethoven, “Pavane” by Ravel, and others. Holiday music will combine many arrangements of traditional carols with less familiar ones, such as French carols “Il Est Ne” and “Les Anges dans nos Campagnes.”
The Findlay String Quartet was founded in 1986 and performs throughout the year at various private events and concerts.
Tom Carey, who plays first violin, has performed professionally in several orchestras, including the Lima Symphony Orchestra where he was concertmaster. He has been a string teacher in Findlay City Schools and a classroom teacher at Van Buren Elementary School. He is a University faculty member who teaches violin, viola and cello, and directs the University’s orchestra.
Ken Pressel plays second violin in the quartet. He is the director of Findlay City Schools’ orchestra program and has also performed professionally in numerous orchestras.
Dave Hanson plays viola in the quartet. He is the former director of the Findlay City Schools’ orchestra program, taught for 35 years, and was on the faculty of Heidelberg University for 38 years. He teaches string methods, double bass and classical guitar. Hanson’s primary instrument is the double bass. He has performed with the Toledo Orchestra and Lima Symphony Orchestra.
Anita Schaible is the quartet’s cellist. She is also a trained bassoonist. She has taught strings and general music in Texas, and is a music teacher for Findlay City Schools.
Music – Bach’s Lunch is presented by the University’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call 419-434-4606 for more information.