Northwestern State University Instructor of Oboe Leah Forsyth will present a chamber recital “Oboe & Friends” on Wednesday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.
Forsyth will be joined by Emilio Castro on violin, Cesia Corrales on viola, Paul Christopher on cello, Kelsey McDonald on flute and Chialing Hsieh on piano. The program will include works by Mozart, Britten, Dring and Grovlez.
Bringing with her a strong background in both orchestral and military band performance, Forsyth joined the faculty at Northwestern State University in 2011. Prior to her time in Louisiana, she served as oboist with the United States Army Field Band in Washington, D.C. from 2007-2011, where she also performed regularly throughout the United States with the Woodwind Ambassadors Quintet. She was solo English Horn with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra from 2005-2007.
A native of central Ohio, Forsyth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from The Florida State University where she studied with Dr. Mark Ostoich and Dr. Eric Ohlsson respectively. She has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Tallahassee Symphony, Charleston (South Carolina) Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Brevard Music Center Orchestra and the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of the Favorable Winds Quintet, performing throughout central Ohio from 2005-2007.
Forsyth holds the positions of principal oboe of the Rapides Symphony Orchestra and second oboe with the Texarkana Symphony. She performs regularly with the Shreveport Symphony as well as other orchestras throughout Louisiana and Texas. For more information on Forsyth please visit leahforsythmusic.com.