Winter 2021 Virtual Performance Season

Season  Sponsors:

Marietta Community Foundation & The Oakland Foundation



Sunday, February 7th, 2021, 3:00  p.m.

Kristen Mather, Clarinet, with Cesar Garabini, Accompanist
Facebook Live Event

Program: Eclectic virtuosic clarinetist Kristen Mather's career has been defined by

immersing herself in a broad array of musical worlds and cultures, from the classical canon

to world music, and beyond.  This New York-based artist performs an exhilarating melding

of American big band traditions with authentic Brazilian rhythms.

Kristen earned her Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from Youngstown State University

She received a talent scholarship from DePaul University in Chicago, where she pursued a

a Master of Music in clarinet performance.  Her time at DePaul was cut short by being offered

her current position with the West Point Band. Since 2012, Kristen has been the principal

clarinetist and soloist with West Point’s Army Special Band. Additionally, Kristen is the

clarinetist, co-founder and artistic director of Vent Nouveau, the New York City-area ensemble

that performs and records exciting material for winds and brass, as well as the mixed

instrumentation group, Quintette 7.  Presently, she is on faculty at Manhattanville College

teaching clarinet, and saxophone

Cesar Garabini is an Italian-Brazilian 7-string guitarist specializing in Choro,

the predecessor to the well known Brazilian music styles Samba and Bossa Nova.

Choro began in the 1890s as a mix of European classical and folk with African rhythms.
Now based in New York City, for the past 7 years he has performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center,

Jazz Standard, Birdland, Columbia University, the Museum of Modern Art, with a monthly

residence at Barbes.  He has worked with Anat Cohen, Olli Soikkeli and Tim Connell.

He has been featured on NPR, NBC and Global.


Sponsorship Available


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

John DiCesare, Tuba

Facebook Live Event

Program: John is the Principal Tuba for the Seattle Symphony, as well as

the Artist in Residence for Trombone/Tuba at the University of Washington.  

Previously, he was Principal Tuba of the Louisville Orchestra. He has performed

with orchestras nationwide; notably the Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony,

Philadelphia Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony and the St. Louis Symphony. 

John holds degrees from Duquesne University, Kent State University, and is in the final stages

of his Doctorate of Musical Arts at WVU, where he was a prestigious Swiger Fellow.

Sponsorship Available


Sunday February 21st, 2021, 3:00 PM

Albert Houde, Horn

Facebook Live Event


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.

Sponsorship Available


Sunday February 28th, 2021, 3:00 PM

Arleigh Savage, Bassoon, with the North Coast Winds Quintet

Facebook Live Event

Program: 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.

Sponsorship Available


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

Bethany Mamola, with Raquel Ravaglioli & Chris Bowmaster

Facebook Live Event

Program: 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.

Sponsorship Available


Sunday March 14th, 2021, 3:00 PM

"Baroque & Roll, with Lindsey Goodman, Flute

Facebook Live Event

Program: 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.

Sponsorship Available

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