Oboe recital to be held at Northwestern State Friday

Northwestern_State_University_of_LouisianaNATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University faculty member Leah Forsyth will present a recital Friday, Oct. 18 at 5:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free. The public is invited. Those attending the concert should enter campus at the Caspari St. entrance and park on the west side of the A.A. Fredericks Center for Creative and Performing Arts due to Homecoming activities.

The recital will feature works by Bach, Poulenc, Koetsier, Colin and Piazzolla.  It will also use accompaniment by three different keyboard instruments, harpsichord, piano and organ.

Forsyth is in her third year as an adjunct professor of oboe at Northwestern State.  She served as oboist with the United States Army Field Band in Washington D.C., where she also performed regularly throughout the United States with the Woodwind Ambassadors Quintet.  Forsyth 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 Florida State University. Forsyth has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony, Charleston (S.C.) Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Brevard Music Center Orchestra and the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. She was also a member of the Favorable Winds Quintet, which performs throughout Central Ohio from 2005-2007.

Forsyth performs with the Shreveport Symphony and the Texarkana Symphony, and well as other orchestras throughout Louisiana and Texas. She is a founding member of the Three Reeds Duo with husband and saxophonist Paul Forsyth. Three Reeds performs throughout the world, building a repertoire ranging from baroque and classical transcriptions to contemporary and newly commissioned works.

For more information on Leah Forsyth please visit LeahForsythMusic.com.

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