Monday, December 10, 2012
Friends of Music Brave Wintry Weather for Classical Event
More than forty Friends of Music braved wintry weather to take part in an afternoon of music, spoken word, food, and fellowship.
The December 9 visit of the Midland Guitar Ensemble began with a program interspersing familiar Christmas melodies with poetry and prose written by Rainer Maria Rilke, T. S. Eliot, Boris Pasternak, Hilaire Belloc, and Violet Clifton.
Members of the Midland Guitar Ensemble include Teri Warden Bickmore, who holds an M. Ed. degree from Vanderbilt University, Angelo Cassar, a retired Chemist from Dow Corning, who has degrees in Math and Physics from Wayne State University, Chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University, and a MA in Quantum Chemistry from Central Michigan University, Paul Teed, Professor of History at Saginaw Valley State University, and David G. Wilkins, an Associate General Counsel for the Dow Chemical Company.
John Stark and Nicholas Schmelter served as narrators.
Season’s eatings were celebrated at the tea reception hosted by coordinator Barbara Noyes-Stark, coordinator.
Photos of the 12/9 Friends of Music event are courtesy of Kenneth Wuepper.