Frank Jacobson, harpsichord and organ; Lynn Waickman, recorders; Esther Rogers Baker, cello; and Steve Lester, guitar, will perform in concert at the United Methodist Church in Long Lake on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. They will play Early Music.

Frank Jacobson studied organ, choral conducting, church music, and musicology at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Mr. Jacobson joined the faculty of Princeton Day School in 1967 as Chair of the Music Department and served until his retirement in 2004. He was director of the school’s Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. He has been a Fellow of the Rutgers Athenaeum for Early Music and harpsichordist with the Newtown, PA, Chamber Orchestra and Voices Chorale of Princeton. He is currently Organist/Choir Director at the Episcopal Church of St. Luke the Beloved Physician in Saranac Lake, NY.  Mr. Jacobson has played with the Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra as soloist and continuo player since 1989.  He and his wife, Jan, live in Long Lake.

Lynn Waickman studied music history at the University of Iowa. A career home educator, she was forced into retirement when her youngest child left for college. She was director of the Waickman Family Band, The Homeschool Ensemble, and has performed throughout Northern New York and Quebec with multiple ensembles.  Now a proud grandmother, Ms. Waickman lives in Ray Brook with her husband and continues to enjoy writing music programs and playing with friends.

Esther Rogers Baker began playing cello at age six. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, and a Master of Chamber Music degree from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She loves to play experimental and contemporary music, as well as Bach and traditional chamber music.  Ms Baker works as a freelance cellist, teaches cello and chamber music, and guides group composition as a teacher/facilitator. She moved to Saranac Lake with her husband in 2014.

Steve Lester has fused a large variety of musical passions and influences into an instrumental guitar approach uniquely satisfying and entertaining. As a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Army bands he has also shared his talents around the world from Russia to Korea. He now lives in Lake Placid, NY, and is owner/operator of Lake Placid Music, a full service music outlet that offers instruments, repairs, accessories, and private instruction.

This project is made possible, in part, with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and is administered by the Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts. Funding is also provided by the Long Lake Lions Club and Stewart’s Shops.