Musicians

Horn

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Anne Howarth, principal, is an active orchestral player, chamber musician, and teacher in the Boston area. Anne performs regularly with the wind quintet Vento Chiaro and the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and appears occasionally with the Hartford Symphony, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Portland Symphony, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She is a founding member of the mixed-instrumentation chamber group Radius Ensemble and serves as its outreach director. Fueled by an interest in the intersection between music and dance,Anne has collaborated with modern dance troupe Monkeyhouse and dancer/choreographer Karen Krolak. Anne teaches horn and coaches chamber music at Tufts University and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, maintains a private studio, and is on the horn faculty of the Brookline Music School and the University of Massachusetts at Boston. Anne studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and holds degrees from Oberlin College, Oberlin College Conservatory, and New England Conservatory.
Jeremy Ronkin Currently free-lancing in and around the Boston area, Jeremy Ronkin is a highly sought after French hornist.  Jeremy has performed with orchestras throughout the country and has toured extensively in North America, Europe and Asia. In addition to his busy performing schedule, Jeremy is also an active teacher and chamber music coach and currently is Instructor of French horn at Brown University.  A native of the Boston area, Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Music in composition from Memphis State University and a Master of Music in French horn performance from Northwestern University.  His teachers include Dale Clevenger, Eric Ruske, and Richard Dolph.
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Trumpet

Richard Given Richard Given, principal, has been principal trumpet of Lexington Symphony since 2005 and has been called “…a sovereign of the Trumpet” by the Boston Globe for his work with Boston Classical Orchestra, where he served as principal trumpet for over 20 years. Known for his musical versatility, he has toured nationally with the Broadway shows Les Miserables, Pirates of Penzance, 42nd Street, and Sweeney Todd, and has played in the Boston productions of Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. In addition, he has toured Italy performing the music of Bach and Haydn with the Chorus of Westerly. His diverse styles can be heard on such recordings as The Sounds of Trinity, Candlelight Carols and on Gunther Schuller’s Jumpin’ in the Future.  His premiere performance of a work for solo trumpet and tape delay by Jonathan Harvey, commissioned by MIT, earned him the Boston Globe‘s accolade: “Given is a genius of sound.”

Zebediah Upton, trumpet, has enjoyed great success both in the United States and abroad. Zeb is a graduate (B. Music, M. Music) of the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, a former Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, and former Principal Trumpet of the Beijing Symphony Orchestra. Zeb has performed as a substitute with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Houston Grand Opera, and New World Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared as a soloist with the American Chamber Orchestra and the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra. Most recently, as a member of Prism Brass, Zeb was a quarter-finalist at the 2008 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.

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Trombone

Peter Charig Peter Charig, principal, is an accomplished freelance artist, based in Boston and performing with a number of ensembles throughout the northeast.  As a student, Peter studied at the Eastman School of Music with John Marcellus, and at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts with Scott Hartman.  As a student at the Aspen Music Festival, he enjoyed additional studies with Per Brevig, Chris Dudley, and John Rojak.  As an artist, Peter has had the opportunity to perform with such ensembles as the Boston Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony, the Albany Pro Musica, the United States Military Academy Band at West Point, the Wild Ginger Philharmonic, and he has taken part in performances at the Eastern Trombone Workshop and the New York Brass Conference.  As an educator, Peter has been on the faculty of the Poughkeepsie Day School and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute, in addition to maintaining a private teaching schedule.  In September of 2010 Peter joined the board of directors for the Lexington Symphony, and he has performed as principal trombone with the Lexington Symphony since 2005.
Chris Beaudry Originally from Putnam, Connecticut, Bass Trombonist Chris Beaudry holds a Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY.  He is a Boston area freelance musician, performing regularly with the Lexington Symphony, the Plymouth Philharmonic, and Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra.  He has performed and recorded with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and has also performed with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Masterworks Chorale, and Indian Hill Symphony.  In addition to his work in the New England area, Chris has also performed with the IRIS Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
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Tuba

Jobey Wilson Jobey Wilson‘s charismatic style of tuba playing has entertained audiences all over the world.  Born and raised a prodigious golfer in Broken Arrow, OK, Jobey retired his golf clubs at the age of 18 to pursue his new love of music. After completing his BM at the University of Oklahoma, he moved northeast to refine his skills with the legendary Chester Schmitz of the Boston Symphony & Pops. In 2001, Wilson earned a Master’s degree from New England Conservatory and has since resided in Boston as a freelance performer and teacher. Wilson holds the principal tuba positions with the Lexington Symphony, Atlantic Symphony, and the New Bedford Symphony.  He has also performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Philharmonic, Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony (NY), Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland Symphony (ME), New World Symphony (FL), Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and the Aspen Chamber Symphony (CO).  Wilson is Adjunct Professor of Music/Low Brass at Boston College, Low Brass & Chamber Music Coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Brass Instructor for the Westborough, Hopkinton, Ashland, and Lexington Public Schools (MA).  He now pursues his Doctorate at Boston University in his copious spare time.  In April 2009, Wilson performed Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Bass Tuba with the Lexington Symphony, and he has also performed as a soloist with many local community bands.
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