TROY — An ensemble of three local musicians, “The Eclectic Three” will be performing in concert at the Troy-‐Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
Musicians in the group are Sharon Schwanitz on saxophone, Tara Mar Iddings, cello and Yvonne Washer-Carson, piano.
The will play pieces by Mendelssohn, Debussy, Ravel, Grieg and Saint-‐Saens among others.
The concert is offered free and open to the public.
Schwanitz is a Troy native, graduating from Troy High School and then attending The Ohio State University. After a lengthy hiatus from higher education, she graduated from Sinclair Community College before continuing to Wright State University where she earned a bachelor of Music Education. She has maintained a private music studio for over 25 years, has been the choir director at her church for ten years, and has been a member of The Troy Music Club and the Musicians’ Club of Troy for many years. Sharon has been a member of the Troy Civic Band since its inception, and has performed with various local ensembles including saxophone quartet and a blues band.
Iddings grew up in Montreal, Canada where she majored in Cultural Anthropology at McGill University. She then received her master’s degree at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She recently moved to Miami County after spending 15 years abroad in Fiji and Cambodia where she was involved in international development and heritage preservation. Music has always been a part of her life through teaching and performing. She currently plays cello in the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Wright State University Orchestra. She also enjoys performing at local churches and community events. Iddings lives on a seven-generation farm with her husband and two young children.
Washer-Carson was raised in Akron, and attended Akron University receiving a Music and Teaching degree. She taught for a total of 33 years in Akron, Detroit and Troy area schools (mainly at Miami East). She is a long-time member of the Troy Music Club and The Troy Musicians Club. In addition, she provided piano lessons to many children in Troy for over 42 years. Yvonne continues to perform at various churches in the Troy area as a pianist for their Sunday services and for other special programs