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Programs: Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion

Elizabeth Klein

Elizabeth Klein joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1994 and was named associate principal flute in 1997. Mrs. Klein grew up in Ridgewood, NJ, and graduated in 1994 from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she was a student of Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner. During her freshman year at Curtis, she won first prize […]

Renée Krimsier

Renée Krimsier received her education at the New England Conservatory and the Juilliard School, where she received her doctoral degree. Among others, she has performed as a soloist with the Boston Pops, has recorded the 3 Mozart Concerti with the English Chamber Orchestra, played with the Slovak National Orchestra and several other Italian and  festival […]

Gabriel Langfur Rice

Gabriel Langfur Rice is bass trombonist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and Vermont Symphony Orchestras and an Associate Artist with the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. His diverse performing career has taken him to virtually all of the professional orchestras and theaters in New England, the Naples (FL) Philharmonic and Alabama and Spokane (WA) Symphonies, […]

Kai-Yun Lu

Kai-Yun Lu is the principal clarinetist of Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, holding the Muriel Bledsoe Chair since 1998. She is also a frequent performer with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Woodwind Society. Appearances with other ensembles include the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, […]

Don Lucas

Don Lucas, a native of Falls Church, Virginia, USA, received his BM and MM from Texas Tech University, and was awarded the Premiere Prix and Advanced Solo Studies Diploma from the Guildhall School of Music in London as a Fulbright Scholar.  Don engaged in additional studies at North Texas State University, Berklee College of Music, University of […]

David J. Martins

With a dual career as a clarinet performer and conductor, David J. Martins balances orchestral and chamber venues with an active teaching and conducting schedule. He is a Master Lecturer in the School of Music at Boston University where he is Music Director of the Wind Ensemble and teaches Applied Clarinet, Chamber Music, and Graduate […]

Mark McEwen

Mark McEwen joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra oboe section in September 1996. Previous Principal Oboe positions include those of the Florida Orchestra, the Music Festivals of Taipei and Elora, and the Orchester Staatsbad Meinberg in Germany. He has also performed extensively with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, and was the english horn of the […]

Toby Oft

In September 2008, Music Director James Levine appointed Toby Oft as the 12th Principal Trombone of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. The son of music educators, he was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He started playing trombone with his father Michael Oft at the age of 6 and began study […]

Rob Patterson

Recognized for his “rich, luscious tone quality” (The Clarinet), Rob Patterson has established himself as one of the most exciting and versatile clarinetists of his generation. Mr. Patterson is an Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University. Upcoming engagements include working with young composers at the Curtis Institute of Music’s Summerfest program, performances of Mozart’s […]

Margaret Phillips

Margaret Phillips is a bassoonist and contrabassoonist in the Boston area. She regularly performs with the Boston Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and frequently appears with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as an extra player. As a chamber musician, she is a member of the Chameleon Arts Ensemble. Ms. Phillips holds […]