Sue Barber (bassoon), Lori Piitz (piano) and Jeanette Zyko (oboe)

Wed, Sep 25 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL

Sue Barber (bassoon), Lori Piitz (piano) and Jeanette Zyko (oboe)

Wed, Sep 25 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


JMU music faculty members Sue Barber, Lori Piitz and Jeanette Zyko come together to perform pieces including Francis Poulenc’s Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano as well as Peter Hope’s Four Sketches for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano.

Bassoonist Sue Barber is active as a solo, chamber and orchestral performer regionally, nationally and internationally. Previous positions include the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónicade Galicia (Spain). She is an artist faculty-in-residence at Brevard Music Festival and has served as Visiting Professor at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She holds degrees from the Crane School of Music, The Juilliard School and Louisiana State University.  Full bio

Pianist Lori Piitz is a versatile artist whose career includes such diverse opportunities as playing chamber music at Lincoln Center in New York City and performing in a German opera house dressed as a baby chick! Since joining the JMU faculty in 2002, she has performed in summer festivals including the EMU Bach Festival, and the Richmond and Staunton Music Festivals. She received her doctorate from Indiana University where she studied with Menahem Pressler.  Full bio

Oboist Jeanette Zyko, praised by Fanfare magazine and ArtsNash for her “refined playing” and “achingly beautiful lines,” enjoys an active career as a chamber and orchestra musician. A versatile artist, she has performed music ranging from Andriessen to Zelenka and is interested in playing seldom-programmed works. Prior to joining the faculty of JMU, Zyko taught at Austin Peay State University and the University of Costa Rica. She received her doctorate from Manhattan School of Music. Full bio


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