Woolsey and Loehnig to Perform Recital November 8

Guest and faculty member team up on oboe and piano

Dr. Katherine Woolsey, oboe, and Dr. Melissa Loehnig, piano, will blend their talents to bring a guest/faculty recital to the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall in Central Methodist University's Swinney Conservatory of Music on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The program is open to the public and has no cost.

The two artists will perform "Solo Pour Hautbois" by Emile Paladilhe, "Homage to Hafiz" by Simon Sargon, "Conte Pastoral" by Eugene Bozza, "Sonata for Oboe and Piano" by Camille Saint-Saens, and "Sonata No. 2 for Oboe and Piano" by Bill Douglas.

This recital marks the world premiere for the Douglas composition, commissioned by Dr. Woolsey who is an advocate of new music. She performed several world premieres of new chamber works for oboe as a performance fellow of the soundSCAPE festival in Italy.woolsey

Woolsey is instructor of oboe at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., where she also performs with the Washburn Faculty Woodwind Quintet and Trio. During the summer she teaches oboe at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Mich. She also gives master classes in a number of camps and university settings.

She is currently principal oboe and R. L. Onikul Foundation Chair of the Kinnor Philharmonic in Kansas City as well as third oboe with the Topeka Symphony Orchestra. She has performed with a number of symphonies and as a soloist throughout the United States and Europe.

Woolsey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Oboe Performance from Augustana College; a Master of Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and a Doctor of Music from Florida State University.

loehnigLoehnig is assistant professor of music in piano and theory at Central Methodist University. She spends her summers as a staff pianist at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria.

She has been selected to perform for the Opera Theatre Music Festival of Lucca (Italy), the Baldwin-Wallace Art Song Festival, and the Songfest Program in Malibu, Calif.

As a performer with Choral Arts, a chorus based in Seattle, Loehnig performed the world premiere of William Averitt's The Dream Keeper for chorus and piano four hands, a piece featured on their recently released CD, Mornings Like This. She has been guest artist in a number of concerts and has held multiple master classes.

Loehnig received her Bachelor of Arts in Piano Performance from Whitman College; her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from Florida State University; and her Doctor of Music in Piano Performance with a focus on collaborative piano, also from Florida State University.


Posted November 5, 2013