Oboe player Kristin Kessler heads up a program of English music at SOU. - SOU

An afternoon of oboe and English horn

Kristin Kessler will present "An Afternoon of Oboe and English Horn Music" this Sunday.

Joined by Scott Cole, violin; Patricia Berlet, viola; and Lisa Truelove, cello; Kessler will perform quartets by Mozart and Françaix. She will also perform solo works by Britten and Telemann.

The program will conclude with three works for woodwind quintet by Gottschalk, Chretien, and Piazzolla. The other members of the woodwind quintet are Penny Austin, flute; Marla Kasdorf, clarinet; Kathy Staller, bassoon; and Linda Harris, horn.

Kristin Kessler is currently an adjunct professor of music, teaching oboe at Southern Oregon University. She plays oboe and English horn with the Rogue Valley Symphony Orchestra, Rogue Opera, and the Ashland City Band.

She has also played with the Rogue Valley Symphonic Band, Rogue Music Theater, SyZyGy, and other ensembles in the Rogue Valley.

In addition, she also has a private oboe studio.

Kessler received both a bachelor and a masters degree in oboe performance from Indiana University, with a minor in music theory.

She has studied with Marc Lifschey, former principal oboist of the Cleveland and San Francisco symphonies; Theodore Baskin, principal oboist of the Montreal Symphony; Henry Schuman, former principal oboist of the Opera Orchestra of New York; Marc Gordon, English hornist of the St. Louis Symphony; and Thomas Stacy, English hornist of the New York Philharmonic.

Prior to moving to the Rogue Valley in 2001 Kessler played professionally in several musical organizations in Indiana and Kentucky.

The concert is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, in the Music Recital Hall on the campus of Southern Oregon University, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland.

Admission to the concert is $12 for adults and $8 for students.

For more information about the concert, call 552-6101.

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