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W&L Presents Senior Recital with Missy Thomas ’22 Thomas will showcase her skills on violin, viola and voice on March 25 at 8 p.m.

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Missy Thomas ’22, a Washington and Lee University senior, will perform a public concert featuring her work on violin, viola and voice on March 25 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.

The performance is free and open to the public and will be streamed online at https://livestream.com/wlu.

Thomas chose her recital pieces from works that hold a special place in her heart. She selected Schubert’s “Konzerstück D. 345” because it helped her regain her love of music. Ennio Morricone’s “Ecstasy of Gold Suite: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” was selected because it was a childhood favorite. “A Prayer by W. Jay Sydeman” was special to incorporate other W&L student peers. Grieg’s “Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor” was chosen to highlight Billias’s exquisite piano playing.

Thomas has been a member of the University Jazz Ensemble, University Orchestra, Cantatrici, University Singers and two quartet groups during her time at W&L. She has also been a violin accompanist at St. Patrick’s Church in Lexington.

“The Music Department at W&L has made me realize that music is truly a force of the universe,” said Thomas. “No matter how much you love it, it’ll frustrate you and vice versa. It tears people apart and brings them together in the most unexpected ways. It is a thread that weaves every part of humanity together. It can break you and heal you in the same breath. Fostering my discovery of music’s various facets is the best opportunity I have been given in my time here.”