Hyrum Kohler, a McNary High School alum and viola virtuoso, will perform a free recital at McNary High School Saturday, July 10.
Kohler, along with Keizer pianist Anne Britt, will be playing works from early 20th Century English, American and women composers in a program titled Out of Obscurity. The performance begins at 6 p.m. in the Ken Collins Theater. Kohler is waiting to hear if he will need to keep a list of attendees in for the purpose of contact tracing if needed.
Kohler began arranging and composing music of his own as early as his high school days. Since that time he earned a spot on the Brigham Young Honors String Quartet, the group was featured on a weekly devotional broadcast by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Kohler arranged the piece the group performed.