On Nov. 7, a concert in memory of Lucile Lawrence, harpist, teacher and long-time member of Local 802 took place at the Manhattan School of Music.
At the concert, the school announced the establishment of a scholarship fund in her memory.
Sara Cutler is the principal harpist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and the American Symphony. She is also a former student of Lawrence and is helping to publicize the scholarship fund.
“It is hoped that enough funds will be raised to endow one harp student’s tuition annually at the Manhattan School of Music,” Cutler told Allegro. “Any amount will be gratefully accepted.”
Contributions may be made out to the Manhattan School of Music, with “for the Lucile Lawrence Scholarship fund” written on the memo line, and sent to the Department of External Affairs, Manhattan School of Music, 120 Claremont Avenue, New York, NY 10027.
Miss Lawrence, as she was known to 10 generations of harp students, was the harpist on the Firestone Music Hour on radio and TV, and, during the Depression, at Radio City Music Hall.