Free Cello Concert Sunday at Bjorklunden

Lawrence University Professor Janet Anthony with Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume, who was commissioned to write a work for the Lawrence University Cello Ensemble. The work, ‘Lespwa’ (Hope) may be included on a cello CD that Anthony is planning for the ensemble later in the school year.

Concertgoers will have the opportunity to hear some cello works created specifically for the Lawrence University Cello Ensemble when the group performs a free concert Sunday, Sept. 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Vail Hall of Bjِrklunden in Baileys Harbor.

“The cello ensemble is interesting because we can cover such a range of registers, from baritone up to soprano,” said Lawrence Cello Professor Janet Anthony.

She said this year’s group of students in the cello ensemble will record a CD of the LUCE-written pieces later in the year, and the Bjorklunden concert will be an opportunity to play perhaps a half-dozen of the 15 to 16 works she hopes to include on the CD.

“My students love coming up to Bjorklunden,” Anthony said. “We all really enjoy coming up. We see regulars who have been coming to our concerts for four or five years. We’ll miss Rik Warch (former president of Lawrence who retired to Door County with his wife, Margot, in 2005), of course, who passed away (on Sept. 14). He came to everything. He came to everything when he was president as well. He was very, very supportive. So we’re looking to see some old friends and meet some new friends.”

Entrance to the Bjِrklunden lodge is located on Highway 57, south of Baileys Harbor, across from Anschutz Plumbing.