Almost Classical formed as a trio of young ladies from Orcas Island who loved making music together. With Lisa Carter on Celtic harp or piano and Emy Carter and Paris Wilson on violin, this group has performed for nine years and released two full-length albums. They’ve entertained audiences at the Evergreen State Fair, San Juan County Fair, Martin Lund’s One World concerts, Orcas Island’s summer Music in the Park and several previous Brown Bag concerts. While each is classically-trained on her instrument, they bring a unique twist on pop songs by creating their own improvisational arrangements of classic pop from Journey and the Beatles to today’s top popular artists.
Lisa and Emy have graduated Magna cum laude and Summa cum laude respectively from the BIOLA Music Conservatory in Los Angeles. Emy continued her education at the University of Louisville obtaining her Master of Music in Violin Performance under the direction of Jennifer Ross. Paris is currently attending Bowdoin College and working on the East Coast. When Paris if available, Emy and Lisa love to have her join them. Lisa is now writing music and her music can be heard at lisacartermusic.com Emy and Lisa are returning to Orcas Island for the summer of 2023 and will be available to perform for weddings and other events. Book your event now.