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  • Faculty Recital

    October 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Sharon Robinson, cello
    Anita Pontremoli, piano

  • Faculty Recital: Boulez Legacy Series

    October 26, 2016, 8:00 pm
    Mixon Hall

    Boulez the Modernist II

    Shuai Wang, piano
    Madeline Lucas Tolliver, flute
    Benjamin Chen, clarinet, guest artist
    Yun-Ting Lee, violin, guest artist
    Eric Wong, viola
    Daniel Pereira
    , cello
    Thomas Sherwood, percussion, guest artist

  • New Music Symposium

    October 29, 2016, 1:30 pm
    Studio 113

    Guest composer Augusta Read Thomas discusses her music and approach to composition

Oboe, became assistant principal oboe of The Cleveland Orchestra in 1990, and served as principal oboe from 2001-2003. Mr. Rathbun was previously a member of the Atlanta, San Francisco, Oakland and Honolulu Symphony Orchestras. In 1988, he won first prize in the Lucarelli International Competition for Solo Oboe Players held at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, where he also gave his New York debut recital in April of 1990. He has taught at Kent State University, Kent-Blossom Chamber Music Festival, and began as lecturer in oboe at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in fall 2006. Mr. Rathbun has been a visiting oboe professor at CIM, Oberlin and Indiana University, as well as master class presenter at Manhattan School of Music, Mannes and others. A graduate of the University of North Texas (B.M., 1981, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2004), where he studied with Charles Veazey, and CIM (M.M., 1983, Distinguished Alumni Award, 2003), where he studied with John Mack, Mr. Rathbun is an active composer of chamber and orchestral works. His compositions are published by Theodore Presser Co., Jeanne, Inc. and Amoris International. In 1995, The Cleveland Orchestra presented the world premiere of Mr. Rathbun's Daredevil, his Three Psalms of Jerusalem in August 1998, and in January 2000, his Motions for Cellos was premiered by the orchestra's cello section. Mr. Rathbun's compositions have been conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, Leonard Slatkin, Jahja Ling and Franz Welser-Móst. His solo oboe CD Color Factory is available at Mr. Rathbun was appointed to the CIM faculty in 2006.



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