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Oboe Concert at First Parish in Bedford
October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy wonderful music by Schumann, J. S. Bach, Dutilleux and Dring performed by Mary Cicconetti, oboe, Lean Kosch, piano, Carol Epple, flute and Cynthia Mork, soprano.
This performance will feature oboist Mary Cicconetti and pianist Leah Kosch with special guest Carol Epple on flute. The program will include some of the staples of the oboe repertoire from the Baroque, Romantic, and 20th century eras of music. Mary and Leah will lead audience members through an exploration of oboe music throughout history by such composers as Telemann, Schumann, Dutilleux, and Dring.
Boston-based Mary Cicconetti is in high demand throughout New England as an oboist. Mary is a member of the Cape Symphony and Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra. She is active giving solo recitals and performing as a chamber musician. She appears frequently as guest with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and as guest principal oboist with the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra. Appearances with other orchestras include Boston Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Portland Symphony, and Symphony New Hampshire. Mary serves on the faculties at Powers Music School, South Shore Conservatory and Milton Academy. Mary lives in Boston (Roslindale) with her husband, Andrew Goodrich, a music education professor at Boston University, and their West Highland white terrier, Lily. Mary is an avid tennis player and competes in several leagues including the North Shore Tennis League, Central Massachusetts Indoor Tennis League, as well as several USTA leagues.
Pianist Leah Kosch has kept a busy career in the Boston area. As a collaborator, she has freelanced at several Boston area schools, including NEC prep, Boston College, and the Rivers Conservatory.
As a chamber musician Leah is an active participant in her own trio, the A piacere trio, which has performed around the Boston area. She has also enjoyed playing with groups such as Opera On Tap, the Mercury Symphony, the Melrose Symphony, and even had the privilege of playing with the Brevard Music Centerorchestra under the baton of Keith Lockhart.
Ms. Kosch is also an active contemporary chamber musician, and has premiered a lot of new works as a core member of the Boston New Music Initiative. She was also recently part of Opera Bites, which premiered several new operas at Pickman Hall through a collaboration with Boston Opera Collaborative. Ms. Kosch has also performed at the PARMA festival, enjoyed participating in SICPP, and has recorded new works with the Acting Singers Project.
Ms. Kosch is on faculty at Boston College, Brookline Music School, and Rivers Conservatory.
Carol Epple teaches flute at Powers Music School. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from Brown University and her Master of Music degree in flute from New England Conservatory. She studied modern flute with James Pappoutsakis, Karlheinz Zoeller, Maurice Sharp, and Albert Tipton; baroque flute with Frans Brueggen, Hans-Martin Linde, Shelley Gruskin, and Robert Willoughby; and classical flute with Christopher Krueger. Carol has performed with Boston Baroque, Cambridge Society for Early Music, Commonwealth Chamber Players, Handel and Haydn Society, Kammerwerke Chamber Orchestra, Young Audiences, the Monadnock and Castle Hill Festivals, among others. She has recorded with Titanic and, in addition to Powers, has taught at Longy School of Music and the Middlesex School, Concord.
Cynthia Mork (mezzo-soprano) is a versatile performer of classical music, popular song and jazz, appearing in greater Boston and beyond. On occasion she teams up with the Sears and Conner duo for concerts and private engagements, and has performed in several shows with them with American Classics. She is included on their two most recent CDs, Reaching for the Moon – Songs of Irving Berlin (1925-1935) and It’s Magic – A One Hundredth Birthday Salute to Sammy Cahn. Mork has performed as a soloist with area choruses, in several concert series and staged roles, and often appears as a soloist at First Parish. She is long-time student of soprano Sue Ellen Kuzma, and teaches voice privately in her home.