THE MEADOWLARK GROUP

THE MEADOWLARK GROUP

The Meadowlark Group presents “Something Old, Something New” with Janet Bebb flute, alto flute, & piccolo; Ann van Bever oboe & English horn; and Betsy Goy cello. Guest pianist Dianne Davies  and composer Christina Rusnack joins the trio.

Featuring Music Suite in d minor by Telemann, Tundra Tapestry by Christina Rusnack – a new work inspired by Denali National Park, Courtship Songs by Stephen Paulus, Dream Dances by Peter Schickele, and Le Jardin Provençale by Byron Adams.

Meadowlark was formed early in 2018 and gave its first performance in May. Founding members Janet Bebb (flute), Ann van Bever (oboe) and Betsy Goy (cello) wanted to expand the repertoire for their instruments while building on their creative bond. They also wanted to work with other instrumentalists in various combinations. This concert features their rewarding collaboration with pianist Dianne Davies, who amazed them with her boogie-woogie chops! On February 10, 2019, Meadowlark will be performing on the Celebration Works concert series at First Presbyterian Church with guest pianist Colleen Adent, at which time they will premiere a newly commissioned work by Nicole Bueti.

Ann van Bever has been playing the oboe since age 10. She currently plays principal oboe in the Oregon East Symphony (Pendleton), and is a founding member of the Portland Bach Cantata Choir orchestra, where she plays oboe and oboe d’amore. She also plays English horn in the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra, where last year she soloed in Copland’s Quiet City. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) and a law degree from Marquette University Law School (Milwaukee, WI). She is a founding member of Meadowlark and enjoys playing chamber music as often as possible. She enjoys working with students and freelancing throughout Oregon and Washington. In addition to music, Ann loves traveling, cooking, reading and word games.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Goy has practiced both psychology and cello in the Portland area for two decades. She studied cello with Roman Dukson (Portland/Oregon Symphony), Lowell Creitz (Pro Arte String Quartet), and Dimitri Markevitch (L’Institut des Hautes Etudes Musicales, Geneva, Switzerland). She is grateful to the Beaverton School District of halcyon days, when music and orchestra were important formative parts of her regular school curriculum. She has played with symphony orchestras and chamber groups across the country and recorded with Cult of Orpheus, Donna Lynn, Patti Larkin, the New England Women’s Symphony, the original Bagels Forever radio jingle, and a glorious but microscopic period of airtime on MTV’s Head Banger’s Ball as a dead ghost cellist.

 

 

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