2012-07-19 / Lifestyles

Music series returns

MANISTIQUE – The Community Concert Committee’s summer chamber music series continues July 22 at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian, 314 South Main Street, Manistique.

The featured program is entitled “Point/Counterpoint” and features a string trio with Paul Lundin, violinist, Joseph Deller, viola and Daniel Thomas, cello. Lundin is the music director of the series and a native of Escanaba. He has been bringing classical chamber music to Manistique for 19 summers. Joseph Deller and Daniel Thomas have performed with Lundin previously and will be coming again for the August program. All three musicians are currently working as performers and teachers in southeastern Michigan.

The program begins with a trio by Franz Josef Haydn. The Haydn Trio, along with the Suite in G Major for solo cello by Bach, is the “point” of this concert.

The Bach Suite is a seven movement work with each movement in the form of a court dance.

The “counterpoint” on this program stems from the composer Sergei Teneiev’s skill in this style of composition. Sergei Taneiev succeeded Tchaikovsky as professor of harmony and orchestration after the latter died. Counterpoint, literally ‘note against note,’ is the simultaneous composition of two or more melodies, each independent of each other, but creating harmony together.

The concert will include an art exhibition, featuring water color paintings by H. G. Colwell during intermission. A reception with light refreshments follows the concert. Tickets are $7 and will be available at the door prior to the performance. Those under 18 will be admitted free. Tne final concert is planned for August 19 at 7:30 p.m.

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