The end (of the season) is near!
By Mikael Kenoyer
Local professionals will bring the final curtain down on the Pacific Arts Associations extraordinary 2000-2001 season.
Walter Schwede, Grant Donellan, Joseph Gottesman, and John Friesen, composing Quattro Maestri, will put forth their local talents, nationally cultured, on the PAC stage March 4 at 3:30 p.m.
The string quartets credentials are impeccable. Its members have been trained at the finest universities, New York University, Julliard School of Music, Peabody Conservatory, Yale School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory. Schwede, violin, has associated with the Seattle and Nashville Symphonies, and has taught at DePauw University, Belmont College, and now at Western.
Donellan, also violin, in addition to performing with a number of symphony orchestras nationwide, has toured Europe with the American Sinfonietta. Gottesman, viola, has been honored with the Kahn Award for the Arts, performed extensively with the Memphis Symphony and the New York Pops, and is highly sought after coast to coast as a recording artist and chamber ensemble performer.
Friesen, cello, winner of prizes in the Montreal Symphony competition and the Eckhardt-Grammatte national Music Competition, is now teaching at Western.
Tickets for the final event of the Pacific Arts Associations season are available in advance at Village Books in Fairhaven, The Inn at Semiahmoo, and Espresso & Co in Blaine, and may also be purchased at the door. Adult tickets are $15, and students, $7.50.