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Concert features pianist, violinist

Richard Farner on piano and Svend Ronning on violin will perform duet music from master literature March 11 at Highline Community College.

The two-hour concert, scheduled for 7 p.m. in Building 7 on the main campus in Des Moines, is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

A reception will follow the performance.

Preceding the concert, Farner and Rønning will offer a master class at 4 p.m. featuring Highline music students, including Amanda Kopscak and Faina Morozov, both of Federal Way, and Jessica Graybill of Burien. Nancy Warren, adjunct member of HCC’s music department, will accompany the string players on the college’s Estonia nine-foot concert grand piano.

Farner is chairman of piano studies at Pacific Lutheran University. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and holds degrees from the Oberlin College Conservatory and the University of Michigan, where he once taught.

Rønning is assistant professor of music at Pacific Lutheran and concertmaster of the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

Rønning has recorded and performed throughout the world and is a graduate of PLU and Yale.

This spring, Farner and Rønning will release an album of Gershwin transcriptions and other violin music they will be performing at the March 11 concert.

HCC’s foundation and the music department are sponsoring the concert.

Highline’s main campus is located midway between Seattle and Tacoma at South 240th Street and Pacific Highway South (Highway 99).

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