Welcome Home Concert features hannie mcgarity, violinist

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 7:00 PM at First Congregational Church, 2401 Cornwall, Bellingham 98225

Every year, the Festival sponsors a winter recital by a young musician from the area who is currently studying to be a professional musician in a nationally recognized music program.  The concert typically takes place at the end of the holiday season just after New Year’s.  It celebrates the talent and dedication of the featured young artists, their teachers, and the training they received in area education programs.

Violinist Hannie McGarity grew up in Bellingham, Washington and studied with Professor Walter Schwede of WWU while attending Bellingham High School.  She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music Performance at St. Olaf College, where she studies with Dr. Francesca Anderegg.  Hannie plays in the St. Olaf Orchestra, which toured Argentina and Uruguay in June 2016.  As the winner of the 2017 Edvard Grieg Society of Minnesota String Competition, she performed at the International Grieg Society Seminar in Bergen, Norway in October.  She looks forward to studying abroad in Vienna, Austria this spring.

The concert is free to all students. $15 suggested donation for adults. No tickets required.

Photo by Evan Pak