Winter 2021 Virtual Performance Season
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)
Capriccio (1980)- Krzysztof Penderecki (1933-1920)
Flute Partita in A minor- J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
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.
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)
Reimaginings for Horn and Piano*, Frank Gulino (b. 1987)
*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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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