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PAAA hosts an evening to honor Myra Dyer featuring violinist William Scobie

ScobieThe Paris Area Arts Alliance will host an evening to honor Myra Dyer on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at NXS Contemporary Art Gallery, 102 Clarksville St. in Paris.

Violinist William Scobie will play a short program in memory of Dyer. Family and friends are welcome to be a part of this tribute to the long-time teacher and musician.

William Scobie studied violin with Richard Burgin, who was then the concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

As a result of the Saint Louis Symphony Prize Competition, Scobie’s professional career began with the Saint Louis Little Symphony in the summer of 1958.

During his tenure as assistant concertmaster of the Tulsa Philharmonic Society, he was leader and first violinist of the Tulsa Philharmonic String Quartet and appeared often in solo recital.

After serving as assistant professor of nusic at Millikin University, where he was a member of the Millikin Trio and the conductor of the Millikin-Civic Orchestra, he was appointed to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

In September of 2011, Scobie retired from the DSO after 42 years of service. He continues to perform both on Baroque and modern violin. An unusual aspect of this presentation is Scobie’s use of an authentic reproduction of a 1620 Maggini violin and appropriate bows from the Baroque era.

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