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Westminster Conservatory at Nassau to present music for flute, oboe and piano featuring Trio Brillante

originally published: 04/08/2024

Westminster Conservatory at Nassau to present music for flute, oboe and piano featuring Trio Brillante

(PRINCETON, NJ) -- Westminster Conservatory at Nassau will present a recital featuring the ensemble Trio Brillante on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 12:15pm. The recital will take place in the Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church (61 Nassau Street) in Princeton. It is open to the public free of charge.

Trio Brillante consists of Katherine McClure, flute; Melissa Bohl, oboe; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano. The program will include two short works by Brazilian composer Osvaldo Lacerda, Cantilena for flute and piano and Canto Lirico for oboe and piano; Berceuse and Gondellied for solo piano by Croatian composer Dora Pejačević; and two trios, Pastorale and Arlequinade by Eugène Goossens and Tarantelle by Philip Gaubert.

McClure is an active chamber and orchestral player in the tri-state area. She performs as principal flute with the Strauss Symphony of America, the Riverside Symphonia and New York-based Lyons Chamber Players. In addition, she plays flute and piccolo with the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, the American Repertory Ballet Orchestra, Bay Atlantic Symphony and Vox Amadeus of Philadelphia, among other regional groups. McClure teaches flute at Westminster Conservatory and the Lawrenceville School, and maintains a private studio in Kingston, NJ. She has a bachelor’s in music from Skidmore College and a master of music in flute performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She has toured with the Irish Tenors, Patti Lupone, Lee Ann Rimes, Linda Ronstadt, and, most recently, with Marie Osmond.

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 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. Bohl has degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Notre Dame and Princeton University.

Pasic-Filipovic, pianist, has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Musical Arts degree from the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. She has performed and recorded with the Sarajevo Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been a recitalist, accompanist and teacher in the former Yugoslavia, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and the United States. She was the accompanist for flute classes at the Music Academy in Sarajevo, and at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst. Pasic-Filipovic recently retired from Westminster Conservatory of Music, where she taught piano and was the director of the Honors Music Program. She recently assumed the position of piano department head at the Newark School of the Arts.

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The final event in the Westminster Conservatory at Nassau season will take place on May 16, and will feature Susan Gaylord and Larissa Korkina. The series will resume on September 19.

Established in 1970, Westminster Conservatory of Music is the community music school of Rider University. Welcoming young musicians of all ages, skill levels, instrument preferences and economic backgrounds, Westminster Conservatory provides focused one-on-one lessons. In addition, the Conservatory offers a wide range of classes and performing ensembles to engage every student, from the beginner to young maestros, regardless of age. Westminster Conservatory of Music is a nationally recognized institution, maintaining active membership in the National Guild for Community Arts Education.

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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