Winter 2021 Virtual Performance Season

Season  Sponsors:

Marietta Community Foundation & The Oakland Foundation



Sunday, February 14th, 2021, 3:00 PM

Derek Fenstermacher, Tuba

Facebook Live Event



Serenade No. 12 for Solo Tuba, Op. 88- Vincent Persichetti (1915-1987)

  •             I. Intrada

  •             II. Arietta

  •             III. Mascherata

  •             IV. Capriccio

  •             V. Intermezzo

  •             VI. Marcia


Capriccio (1980)- Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-1920)


Flute Partita in A minor- J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

  •             III. Sarabande

  •             IV. Bourrée angloise

Derek Fenstermacher is the Principal Tuba with New Jersey Symphony Orchestra (2011) and

Albany Symphony Orchestra (2015).  He has been Principal Tuba with the Saint Louis Symphony

Orchestra, and performed with the  Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Orchestra, New York

Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony, Boston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Mariinsky Theater

Orchestra, Nashville Symphony Orchestra, the New World Symphony, Charlotte Symphony,

Houston Ballet Orchestra, and Alabama Symphony, among others.  A devoted educator,

Mr. Fenstermacher has been on faculty at Bard College’s Conservatory of Music since 2012,

and is currently Adjunct Professor of Tuba at Manhattan School of Music.  He has also taught

as Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Montclair State University and Kean University. 

He received a B.M. from the University of Alabama studying with Demondrae Thurman and

James Michael Dunn.  He then went on to receive a master’s degree from the University of

Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Timothy Northcut, and was pursuing a Performer’s

Certificate from the University of Houston with Mark Barton prior to joining New Jersey Symphony.  


Sponsored by Morrison, Inc.


Sunday February 21st, 2021, 3:00 PM

Albert Houde, Horn

Facebook Live Event


  • Trio for Viola, Horn, and Piano, Op. 3, William C. White (b. 1983)

    • I. Risoluto

  • Reimaginings for Horn and Piano*, Frank Gulino (b. 1987)

    • Dark

    • Reflective

    • Triumphant


*Presented as a preview of the World Premiere performance at the Northeast Horn Workshop,

March 25-28, 2021

Albert Houde brings his “standout horn playing” to the RCSO virtual stage

Albert has appeared with ensembles such as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and

the Colorado Music Festival. He currently is Principal Horn of the West Virginia Symphony

Orchestra and River Cities Symphony. Mr. Houde has been a featured soloist with

the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, Reading Symphony Orchestra, Allegro: The Chamber

Orchestra of Lancaster, and the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra. Over the past

several seasons, he has also appeared as guest Principal of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic

and Reading Symphony Orchestra.


Mr. Houde holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory

of Music, and a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory at The Johns Hopkins University.

 Mr. Houde is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at West Virginia University,

where he is researching the music of 21st century brass composer, Frank Gulino.

Sponsored by Whit's


Saturday February 27th, 2021, 3:00 PM

Arleigh Savage, Bassoon, with the North Coast Winds Quintet

Facebook Live Event


North Coast Winds will be performing all four movements of Antonin Dvorak's

Serenade for Winds, Op. 44, arranged for woodwind quintet by Jesper Jerkert.

i. Moderato, quasi marcia
ii. Minuetto. Tempo di minuetto
iii. Andante con moto
iv. Finale. Allegro molto

From the shores of Lake Erie, the North Coast Winds (NCW) is comprised of

Kimberly Zakeski,Flute, Ben Chen, Clarinet, Adrian Gonzalez, Oboe, Emily Shelley, Horn,

and Arleigh Savage,Bassoon.  NCW is distinguished by its dedication to accessibility and

advocacy for the wind quintet. Specializing in customized educational programs, the ensemble

prides itself on its ability to design and deliver adaptive, engaging presentations covering

a wide spectrum of topics for all age groups. After implementing dozens of outreach offerings

at schools and organizations all over Cleveland, NCW founded its own chamber music camp

in 2015 while raising significant scholarship funds to enable every qualified student to attend.

2015 also saw a weeklong residency in Sitka, Alaska, where the group introduced hundreds

of people in both educational and recital settings to its instruments, skills, and signature brand

of musical story- telling. With its burgeoning profile, the quintet maintains strong roots

in its home community of Cleveland as it seeks to share its passion of playing together with

an ever-expanding audience.


Sponsored by Edward Jones


Sunday, March 7th, 2021, 3:00 PM

Bethany Mamola, with Raquel Ravaglioli & Chris Bowmaster

Facebook Live Event


Der Hirt auf dem Felsen - Franz Schubert

  • Christopher Bowmaster and Bethany Grace Mamola

Five Hebrew Love Songs - Eric Whitacre

  • Raquel Raviglioli and Bethany Grace Mamola

Comme Autrefois dans la Nuit Sombre - From Les pêcheurs de perles by Georges Bizet

  • Bethany Grace Mamola

Soprano Dr. Bethany Grace Mamola has charmed audiences around the country

with her stage presence and warm vocal timbre. The Cleveland Plain Dealer praised her

with “...the most beautiful singing, whose Carolina was as disarming in characterization

as it was expressive in vocal shading.”  She has sung a multitude of operatic roles, from

Susanna in Nozze de Figaro, to Zerilina in Don Giovanni, as well as teaching Voice at the

University of Texas and College of Wooster.

Dr. Mamola will be accompanied by Marietta's own Raquel Ravaglioli on violin, and

Dr. Chris Bowmaster on Clarinet.  Raquel Ravaglioli, MA, MT-BC is the Director of

Music Therapy, Assistant Professor, at Marietta College. Receiving her B.M. in violin

performance and music therapy and M.A. in Music Therapy, she is now pursuing a Ph.D.

in Interdisciplinary studies.  She currently performs with Trio 215, River Cities

Symphony Orchestra, and Marshall Artists Series, and operates Raquel Christine Music,

providing music instruction & therapy.

Dr. Bowmaster earned  his BA in Clarinet Performance from Youngstown State University,

an MA in Clarinet Performance from Kent State University, and his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree

in Clarinet Performance from WVU.. Dr. Bowmaster has recorded film music with

the Youngstown Scoring Stage and performed with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra,

the Warren Western Reserve Opera Company, the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the

Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia

Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfonica Sinaloa de las Artes (OSSLA) in Mexico.

Dr. Bowmaster is a music instructor at Mariettta College, a performing artist/mouthpiece

craftsman with Rice Clarinet Works and operates 329 Music Services, LLC.

Sponsored by Marietta College, MacTaggart Department of Music


Sunday March 14th, 2021, 3:00 PM

"Baroque & Roll, with Lindsey Goodman, Flute

Facebook Live Event


Fantasia No. 6 in d minor by Telemann

I. Dolce II.Allegro

Fantasia No. 7 in D Major

I.Alla Francese

Les Folies d ’Espagne by Marais

I. - XXV

Get ready to “baroque and roll” with internationally-acclaimed soloist, recording artist,

and River Cities Symphony principal flutist Lindsey Goodman for an afternoon of solo flute
works by baroque-era composers. Telemann and Marais will transport you back in time to a
world of fantasy and follies followed by a live question and answer session with you - the

Lindsey is principal flutist of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, adjunct lecturer of
flute at Ashland University, Marietta College, and West Virginia State University, and solo
flutist of the new music ensemble What Is Noise. She is a founding member of flute quartet
PANdemonium4, the Leviathan Trio (flute, cello, and piano), and Chrysalis, a singing flutist
and singing pianist duo, showcasing her training as a classical mezzo-soprano. A student of
Robert Langevin and Walfrid Kujala, Lindsey received degrees from the Manhattan School
of Music, Northwestern University, and Duquesne University. She resides in central Ohio
with her husband, percussionist, composer, and educator Chris Carmean, and their dog Jack.

Sponsored by 740 Social Restaurant

  • Facebook App Icon

Like RCSO on Facebook to stay updated on the latest news and happenings.