Fort Worth - Hareriet Risk Woldt passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, May 19, at her home while surrounded by family. She died of natural causes at the age of 96. Harriet was Co-founder adn Co-artistic Director of Fort Worth Early Music. She served on the faculty of many workshops, including the Conclave of VdGSA, Univeristy of Oregon, Texas Toot, Viols West, and Tampa Bay Viols Harriet performed extensively with the Dallas Bach Society and has been a featured performer with the Houston Opera adn the Houston Oratorio Society. In addition to early music specialities, she taught at the National Music Camp, Interlochen, Michigan for eight years, Baylor University for six years, and at Texas Christian University for 36 years. She was a cellist with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra from 1957 to 2008. Her background included three degrees from the University of Michigan, as well as study in Vienna, Austria and Basel, Switzerland. She was preceded in death by her parents, Stanley James and lydia Malpas Risk; her loving husband, Dr. John William Woldt; and her two sisters adn brother. In addition to her four children, Richard Andrew Woldt, Robert Oland Woldt, William August Woldt and Constance Woldt Duckworth, Harriet leaves behind her daughter-in-law, Kathleen Woldt and son-in-law, William Duckworth; twelve grandchildren, eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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