The 10th season of the Westminster Conservatory at Nassau noontime recital series will close with a performance by Trio Brillante on Thursday, May 17 at 12:15 p.m. in Niles Chapel of Nassau Presbyterian Church, 61 Nassau Street in Princeton. Trio Brillante is composed of Westminster Conservatory faculty members Katherine McClure, flute; Melissa Bohl, oboe; and Esma Pasic-Filipovic, piano. Admission is free.
The program features two trios, the Trio Sonata in C by Johann Joachim Quantz and the Partita per Trio Papillon by Oldrich Flosman, and the duo Wind Songs by Howard Buss for flute/alto flute and oboe/English horn.
Katherine McClure earned a Bachelor of Arts in music from Skidmore College and a Master of Music in flute performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. She teaches flute at Westminster Conservatory and the Lawrenceville School. She is also music director and conductor of the wind ensemble at the Lawrenceville School, and maintains a private flute studio in Kingston, NJ. An active chamber and orchestral player in the greater New York and Philadelphia metropolitan area, Ms. McClure is the principal flutist of the Edison Symphony and is a tenured member of Riverside Symphonia, Delaware Valley Philharmonic, the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, and the American Repertory Ballet Orchestra. She has also performed with Lee Ann Rimes, Patti Lupone, Linda Ronstadt, the Irish Tenors, and Il Divo.
Melissa Bohl is the principal oboist of the Greater Trenton Symphony Orchestra, the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra, the American Repertory Ballet Orchestra, and the Edison Symphony, and performs regularly with many other area musical organizations, including the Delaware Valley Philharmonic, the Orchestra of St. Peter by the Sea, the Garden State Symphonic Band, and Boheme Opera. At Westminster Conservatory she teaches oboe, is head of the wind, brass, and percussion department, and directs the Stuart-Westminster Instrumental Ensemble Program. She also coordinates three faculty performance series at Westminster Conservatory: the Kaleidoscope Chamber Series, Gallery Concerts, and the noontime series Westminster Conservatory at Nassau. Ms. Bohl has degrees in music from the Eastman School of Music, the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton University.
Pianist Esma Pasic-Filipovic has Bachelor of Arts and Master of Musical Arts from the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, where she studied with Arbo Valdma. 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 for classes of Raphael Leone of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
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.