Farnham was born an only child to Camille and Richard Farnham in New York City. Farnham has had an extensive career in music producing original music for both TV and movies as well as recording his own original songs and adaptations. He is well-known for his irreverent and comedic approach to music and has been affectionately dubbed "Schroeder" by his fans.
Farnham is mostly known in concert for his innovative blending of well-known classical melodies with modern, techno beats, as in his original arrangements "Fur God Sakes Elise, Let's Dance!", based on "Fur Elise" by Beethoven, and "Rondo Alla Techno", based on "Rondo Alla Turca" by Mozart.
Farnham's piano artistry will be especially appropriate as November's concert marks the fifth anniversary of the historic Boardman & Gray piano in the Raymond Theatre. The piano was built in Albany, New York. at about the same time as the Raymond Theatre was built.
This concert is under the sponsorship of Gordon & Rebecca Chaffee, Paula Richards, Larry & Margaret Tingwall, Bank of the Pacific, and South Bend Products. Tickets are $12 at pre-sale and $15 on the day of performance. They are available at South Bend Pharmacy, Sagen's Pharmacy, Raymond Theatre and also by mail (SAL, Box 221, South Bend, WA 98586. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope) or phone 875-5831.