Mick Hesse presents “Hope, Not Hate” is dedicated to Ervin Schulhoff. Schulhoff was born in Prague in 1894 and died of tuberculosis at the internment camp in Wülzburg in 1942. He wrote 8 symphonies as well as many works for string quartet, piano and various smaller ensembles. Communism, Dadaism, traditional American music and jazz had a strong influence on his compositions.
Mayor Pro-Tem & Sandy Waybourn, President,
Tennille Taylor has been a permanent member of the San Juan Symphony for 20 years. She holds a Music Therapy degree from Arizona State University and fell into teaching which led to two years of long-term Suzuki Violin Pedagogy at University of New Mexico. She opened her private violin studio, Tennille's Violin House, in Farmington in 2004. She has the best Doberman named Penny and enjoys baking bread, gardening, restoring old houses, sewing, reading and training for marathons with her husband, Ryan Niehaus.
Julia Thom is a native of Western New York and has lived in the Farmington area since 1990. She and her husband, Mick Hesse, lived and performed in Norway, traveled extensively, and continue to enjoy music together. Julia is retired from teaching at CCSD and San Juan College, and devotes time to knitting and accompanying at First Presbyterian Church in Farmington, NM.