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Clark College Orchestra: Lyric Sweets

November 30, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


The award-winning Clark College Orchestra—under the direction of Donald Appert, Clark’s Music Department Chair— will present its fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, as part of the 2016-2017 season “Lyric Sweets.” The concert will be held in the Royal Durst Theatre, located on the campus of the Vancouver School of Arts & Academics, 3101 Main St. in the Shumway neighborhood of Vancouver. Featured on the program is soloist Douglas Webster, star of Broadway’s “Les Miserables,” performing Appert’s Sacred Song Cycle for Baritone Voice and Orchestra. The orchestra will also perform pieces by Berlioz, Barber, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Webster is an internationally known vocal artist who performs with symphony orchestras, operas and in solo recitals. He has appeared on Broadway, national tours and in regional theaters. He has received the Portland Drammy Award for Best Actor in a Musical (Les Misérables) and the Phoenix Theatre Encore Award for Best Actor (Les Misérables) and Best Supporting Actor (The Light in the Piazza). He sings Prince Charming on the Grammy-nominated A Disney Spectacular with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops. His classical recordings include Schumann, Ravel, Schoenfield, and John Philip Sousa. His guest soloist appearances include those with The Boston Pops, The National Symphony and others across forty-six of the United States and Europe. A full bio is available at http://www.douglaswebster.com/.

The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Donations to the Orchestra General Fund will be accepted at the door. For complete information about all the Clark College Music Department concerts, including the orchestra, concert band, jazz ensemble, and choirs, visit http://www.clark.edu/campus-life/arts-events/music/music-concerts.