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Bach’s Lunch Concert: Trio d’Anches de Concord: Exquisitely French! Reed Trios 1935-1945
December 1, 2022 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
The Trio d’Anches de Concord, featuring CCMS faculty members Stefani Burk, oboe, Stephanie Jenkins, clarinet, and Maria Isaak, bassoon, presents a concert: Exquisitely French! Reed Trios 1935-1945. Charming, delightful, and lyrical, these trios for oboe, clarinet and bassoon, written during turbulent times, are guaranteed to lift your spirits.
About the performers:
Stefani Burk (oboe) attended the University of Iowa (B.A. Music Education, M.A. in Oboe Performance). Her teachers were Robert Dean, Wilma Zonn, James Lakin, and Fred Cohen. Oboist for the Portland Symphony, PORTopera, and Portland Ballet, she has also performed as oboist and oboe d’amore soloist with the NH Music Festival, Opera North, White Mountain Bach Festival, and with many other orchestras and chamber music festivals throughout New England. Ms. Burk has taught at Bowdoin and Bates Colleges, Indian Hill Arts, and is currently on the faculty at St. Paul’s School.
Stephanie Ratté Jenkins (clarinet) received a B.M. in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, N.Y., and an M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Michigan State University, where she studied under Elsa Verdehr. She performs with Infinities Chamber Ensemble, which is on the Massachusetts Young Audiences roster. Stephanie has performed with many New England choruses and orchestras, including Great Waters Music Festival, Symphony by the Sea, and Green Mountain Opera Festival. She currently teaches applied clarinet and Clarinet Choir at Keene State College, and is also on the faculties of St. Paul’s School and the SYMS program at UNH.
Maria Isaak (bassoon) received a Master’s degree in Bassoon Performance from the New England Conservatory and studied choral music at the International School for Kodály Studies in Hungary, where she earned her Kodály Specialist Certificate. As a bassoonist, she has performed with the Portland Symphony, Indian Hill Symphony, Nashua Symphony, and the NH Philharmonic, and has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in San Francisco, Chile, and China.
Bach’s Lunch programs are free and open to the public, and take place from 12:10pm to 12:50pm on the first and second Thursdays of each month, October through June, in the Music School’s Recital Hall, 23 Wall Street, downtown Concord. No need to RSVP – just show up!
At this time, masks are optional in the building. Please visit our Covid webpage for more details on our safety protocols.
The Bach’s Lunch Series is sponsored by The Timothy and Abigail B. Walker Lecture Fund.