Chamber music on tap this Sunday afternoon at Pacem In Terris

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:45

Warwick — Oboist Karen Hosmer and harpsichordist Gregory Hayes will perform works by Bach, Handel, Telemann and others at Pacem in Terris on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. In its instrumentation and scope, the performance it is a tribute to oboist, musicologist and publisher Josef Marx, who was an important presence in the early years of concerts at Pacem in Terris prior to his death in 1978. Marx's interests extended in two directions. He was instrumental in bringing to light works for the oboe by many lesser known baroque composers, including Giovanni Platti, whose oboe sonata in C minor Marx performed and published. That work will be part of Sunday’s program, as well as duo sonatas by Handel and Telemann. Marx was also an important presence in the New York City new music community as a publisher, recitalist, and member of the Group for Contemporary Music. Sunday’s program will also include 20th-century works by the Canadian composer Robert Fleming and Hungarian Györgi Ligeti, his “Continuum” for solo harpsichord. Hosmer is principal oboe of the Albany Symphony, which gave its Carnegie Hall debut as part of the Spring for Music Festival this past May. She is also a member of the Springfield Symphony and serves as assistant professor at SUNY Schenectady where she teaches oboe and courses in music theory and history. She holds degrees from Temple University, where she studied with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra; Michigan State University; and the Oberlin Conservatory, where she was a student of James Caldwell. She was a prize winner in the Gillet International Oboe Competition and can be heard on recordings with the Albany Symphony for Argos and Albany Records. Hayes is a busy chamber and orchestral musician, playing various keyboards with the Albany, Vermont and Springfield symphony orchestras. He has participated often in the New England Bach Festival and Marlboro Music Festival, and on the Mohawk Trail Concerts series, and he is a member of the New England Piano Quintet. He has taught piano and occasionally harpsichord at Dartmouth College since 1991. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and the Manhattan School of Music, he is longtime music director for the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence and lives in western Massachusetts, where he has also taught for many summers at Greenwood Music Camp. He has played at Pacem in Terris annually since 1976. If you go Pacem in Terris is located at 96 Covered Bridge Road in Warwick. Tickets go on sale at 4 p.m. Suggested donation is $10. No reservations.