UNH Oboist Releases First Ever Brazilian/Jazz Oboe CD
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Oboist Margaret Herlehy has released Café 1930, her debut CD. It is the culmination of a two-year collaboration with UNH jazz/classical guitarist David Newsam exploring the oboe as a lead voice in the popular instrumental music of South America. The CD includes Choro Standards, the evocative lyrical Tango, Café 1930 from Astor Piazzolla's History of the Tango, and selections from Musique Populaires Bresilienes by Celso Machado. Performing with guitar, piano, pandeiro and flute in traditional settings, Herlehy brings a freshness to the genre in this first ever Brazilian/Jazz Oboe album.
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Herlehy is an active chamber musician and performer throughout the United States and Europe. She received her training at the University of Michigan and Sarah Lawrence College where she remained as artist in residence for five years. Her principal teachers include Lois Wann and Meyer Kupferman. Her performance career began as a soloist and chamber musician in NYC, premiering over 20 works for oboe in Carnegie Recital Hall. Herlehy is an active guest speaker/clinician presenting master classes and chamber music workshops for double reed events at UNH and other universities. She is a resident artist in music at UNH and performs with the UNH faculty trio Sospiri.