Orchestra

The award-winning Clark College Orchestra, under Music Director/Conductor Donald Appert, will present its spring concert as part of the 2015-2016 season “High Strung” on Sunday, June 12th in the Royal Durst Theatre of the Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, 3101 Main St., Vancouver, WA.  Featured on the program will be Adjunct Viola Instructor Wendy Edgar performing Holst’s Lyric Movement for Viola and Small Orchestra. Ms. Edgar is celebrating her twentieth anniversary as Principal Viola/String Coach of the Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz.

The performance is at 7:30 pm, and admission is free and open to the public. Donations to the Orchestra General Fund will be accepted at the door.

Wendy Edgar has the joy of being both a performer and a teacher.  She has played with various groups in the area, including the Portland Opera Orchestra and the Oregon Ballet Theatre Orchestra.  She also teaches private lessons and is an adjunct viola professor at Clark College.  Every summer she heads to southern Oregon for three weeks to play in the Britt Festival Orchestra.  In addition to her music, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls on a few acres in rural Clark County.  Add in some books, animals, and time spent outdoors, and she is very content with life.

She started violin lessons at age 6 but later fell in love with the warm rich tone of the viola and never looked back.  A native of Washington, she had her first orchestral experiences as a member of the Vancouver Symphonette and the Portland Youth Philharmonic.  She has a Bachelor of Music in viola performance from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music in viola performance from Northwestern University.  Her teachers have included Ruth Petrasso, Martha Warrington, Jeffrey Irvine, and Lynne Ramsey.  Her viola was made by Mark Moreland in 2002.

To learn more, visit, www.clark.edu

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