LAWRENCE- Margaret Marco, associate professor of oboe at the University of Kansas, will present a faculty recital on Monday, March 12, 7:30 pm in Swarthout Recital Hall. This recital is free and open to the public.
Marco’s program will include arias from J.S. Bach's Cantata No. 202, the "Wedding Cantata." Professor Julia Broxholm, soprano, Matthew Herron, cello, and Ellen Bottorff, piano, will perform as collaborating artists. Included on the program will be De la Madera for oboe and marimba by Howard Buss with Professor Ji Hye Jung performing marimba; The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane for oboe and string bass with Professor Larry Rice on bass; Duo for oboe and flute by Ginastera with Annie Gnojek on flute; and Andrea Clearfield's Remembrances for English horn and piano.
The Kansas City Star has described Margaret Marco’s oboe playing as “wistful and utterly engaging,” while the Dubuque Telegraph Herald reports "Marco's deft and lilting expression ...was often reminiscent of a soprano's operatic aria." Marco's performances have been heard in Europe, South and Central America, Canada and the United States. Her musical appointments have included principal oboe of the Orquesta Sinfònica de Maracaibo, in Venezuela, the Spoleto Festival in Spoleto, Italy, the Rome Festival Orchestra, Banff Center for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and many others.
Marco is associate professor of oboe at the University of Kansas where she has taught since 1998. Her teachers have included Ray Still, Grover Schiltz, Dan Stolper, Mark Weiger, Dean Sayles and Nancy Ambrose King. She holds degrees from Northwestern University, the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, where she earned her doctorate in June 2001.
Ms. Marco is co-principal of the Kansas City Chamber Orchestra and performs frequently with the Kansas City Symphony, the Kansas City Lyric Opera, and the Kansas City Ballet Orchestra. She has served as artist/faculty at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague, Czech Republic, the Mozartissimo Chamber Music Festival in Madrid, Spain, the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee, the Midwestern Music Academy in Lawrence, KS and as artist in residence at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose. She was invited to perform at the International Double Reed Society Conferences from 2005-2011 and serves on its Executive Committee as Chair of the Fernand Gillet-Hugo Fox Oboe Competition. As a member of the trioAllégresse, Ms. Marco can be heard on the CDs Allégresse; Music for Flute, Oboe and Piano and Fresh Ink, as well as her solo CD Hidden Gems: Oboe Sonatas of the French Baroque.
For more information, please contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.