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Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recitals End Season with Music for Flute, Oboe, and Piano on May 17

originally published: 05/13/2018

Westminster Conservatory Noontime Recitals End Season with Music for Flute, Oboe, and Piano on May 17

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- The 16th season of the Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recital series will conclude with a performance by Trio Brillante on Thursday, May 17 at 12:15pm.  The recital is open to the public without charge and will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton.  The performers, Katherine McClure, flute; Melissa Bohl, oboe; and Phyllis Alpert Lehrer, piano; are members of the Westminster Conservatory faculty.

The program includes J.S. Bach's Sonata in E-flat BWV 1031 for flute and continuo and the Trio for flute, oboe, and piano by Jean-Michel Damase.

Katherine McClure is the principal flutist of the New York-based Lyons Chamber Players.  She also plays flute and piccolo with the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, the American Repertory Ballet Orchestra, the Riverside Symphonia and the Volanti Flute Quartet, among other regional groups.  Ms. McClure teaches flute at Westminster Conservatory and the Lawrenceville School, and she maintains a private studio in Kingston, N.J. She has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Skidmore College, and a Master of Music in flute performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University.

Melissa Bohl is the principal oboist of the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, the Orchestra of St. Peter-by-the-Sea, the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, and the American Repertory Ballet Orchestra.  She plays oboe and English horn with the Plainfield Symphony, and she performs regularly with many other area musical organizations, including the Garden State Symphonic Band and the Central Jersey Symphonic Orchestra.  At Westminster Conservatory she teaches oboe and is head of the woodwind, brass, and percussion department.  Ms. Bohl has degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton University. 

Phyllis Alpert Lehrer is known internationally as a performer, teacher, clinician, author, and adjudicator.  She has given master classes and workshops and has enjoyed an active concert career as a soloist and collaborative artist in the United States, Canada, Central America, Asia, and Europe.  The recent release of a CD featuring duets of Debussy, Schubert, and Mozart celebrates a collaboration of over 30 years with piano partner, Ena Bronstein Barton. She is professor of piano and director of graduate piano pedagogy at Westminster Choir College. A founding member of Young Audiences of New Jersey and the International Society for the Study of Tension in Performance, she has presented regularly at conferences of the Music Teachers National Association, National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, the European Piano Teachers Association, and New Jersey Music Teachers Association. Ms. Lehrer holds a Bachelor of Arts in music from the University of Rochester and Eastman School of Music and a Master of Science in piano from the Juilliard School of Music. 

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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau recitals will resume on Thursday, September 20.

This program is made possible in part by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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