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The Empyrean Quartet at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
WICA is pleased to announce Whidbey Island musicians, Empyrean Quartet, playing classical music on the Michael Nutt Mainstage on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM.
The Empyrean Quartet are brothers Avrey and Dustin Scharwat, playing violin; Owen Boram playing viola; and Jasmin Graner is on cello. Sunday’s concert includes Mozart and arrangements from Scott Joplin, the Beatles, and Chicago.
These homegrown musicians honed their talent in the Whidbey Island Orchestra under the direction of conductor Cynthia Morrow and local cellist and arranger James Hinkley. This concert is the culmination of focused work and connection as three of the musicians, Avrey, Dustin and Owen, leave for university in September.
The band members chose the name Empyrean, which means “the top of the Heaven,” but each member of the Empyrean Quartet was nurtured by South Whidbey organizations and many talented residents.