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Friday Musical Club ends season with two recitals

First event held May 6 at First Lutheran Church, second held May 12 at Liberty Theatre

Published on May 3, 2018 10:15AM

Friday Musical Club officers 2018-19 (from left): Janet Bowler, secretary; Laurie Drage, president; Diane Amos, vice president; Charlene Larsen, treasurer

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Friday Musical Club officers 2018-19 (from left): Janet Bowler, secretary; Laurie Drage, president; Diane Amos, vice president; Charlene Larsen, treasurer


ASTORIA — Friday Musical Club of Astoria will present its annual Student Recital and Scholarship Benefit Concert 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at First Lutheran Church (725 33rd St.) in Astoria.

This concert is open to the public and features performances by students selected last fall to receive private music lesson scholarships.

The show is free but donations will be gladly accepted to fund next year’s scholarships. A reception with refreshments will follow.

Friday Musical Club private lesson scholarships are offered upon application to students in schools in Clatsop County in Oregon and Pacific County in Washington.

This year’s recipients include several students from Warrenton High School — Brandon Andres on flute, Holly Chauvin on clarinet, Kara Dowaliby on vocals, Alyssa Hardesty on flute, Alison Johnson on vocals, Jeffery Lafferty on vocals, McKayla Medjo on baritone sax, Serena Moha on flute — and Hayley Rollins on cello from Seaside High School, and Megan Schacher on flute from Astoria High School.

A second musical recital will be offered 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at the McTavish Room at the Liberty Theatre. This recital features student and adult string players tutored this past year by violinist Kevin Lefohn of Portland. These string workshops were sponsored by Friday Musical Club and a generous private donation. Roughly 20 musicians participated during the year.

Friday Musical Club funds music lesson scholarships and string workshops through dues and donations. A new cycle of music lesson scholarship applications will begin in fall 2018.

Friday Musical Club’s mission is to further musical excellence. Interested musicians are encouraged to contact Laurie Drage at 503-791-5917 or by email at dragesl@gmail.com.



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