Musicians

Flute

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Danielle Boudrot Danielle Boudrot, principal, is currently principal flute with The Lexington Symphony and the Lexington Symphony Chamber Players. She has been a featured soloist with the LS on several occasions and will be performing the Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto with LS principal harpist Barbara Poeschl-Edrich in June 2011. Danielle has also performed with The Boston Classical Orchestra, The Cape Ann Symphony, The Cape Cod Chamber Orchestra, The Longwood Symphony Orchestra, The Newburyport Choral Society, The New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts, The Newton Symphony Orchestra, Symphony By the Sea, and Symphony Pro Musica. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music as a student of Robert Willoughby. For 25 years she was an active teacher in the Boston area, her students performing in many of the top youth orchestras in the state. She has taught master-classes at the Boston Flute Academy, Brookline Music School, coached sectionals for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and guest conducted the National Flute Association’s High School Flute Choir. In addition to performing and teaching, Danielle was the founder and music director of The Massachusetts Flute Choir for ten seasons. In that time, the MFC commissioned numerous works by highly acclaimed composers, collaborated with prominent conductors and soloists, recorded and released a CD titled “Pastorale Sounds” and performed concerts in Caracas Venezuela, London England, Phoenix Arizona, Columbus Ohio, and Boston Massachusetts.
Cindy Moore Cindy Moore has a Bachelors of Music degree in Flute Performance from UMass Amherst and a Masters of Music in flute performance Boston University.  A music teacher in the public schools in Framingham, she has been a member of Longwood Symphony since 1993. She started performing with Lexington Symphony within its first two years.
Stephanie Stathos Stephanie Stathos earned her Bachelor of Music degree in flute performance from Boston University School for the Arts where she was a student of Doriot Anthony Dwyer.  Since that time she has continued her studies with Irena Grafenauer and Michael Faust in Germany and Jacques Zoon in Boston.  She currently holds the principal flute position with the Cape Ann Symphony, piccolo position with the National Lyric opera of New York touring orchestra, and piccolo with the Lexington Symphony.  An active freelancer, appearances include performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, New England Philharmonic, Boston Aria Guild, New England Chamber Symphony (featured soloist), Reagle Players, Composers in Red Sneakers, National Association of Composers USA, jazz ensemble Orange Then Blue, guitarist Robert Torres, and the Schweitzer Ensemble, Gunther Schuller conductor.  Stathos has toured and recorded for the Green Linnet label with Argentinean vocalist Mili Bermejo and jazz ensemble Orange Then Blue and recorded with vocalist Catherine Hammond.
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Oboe

Audrey Markowitz Audrey Markowitz, principal, has been the principal oboist of the Lexington Symphony since its inception.  She has also been the principal oboist for the Northshore Philharmonic and the Concord Orchestra, and has freelanced with numerous ensembles in the Boston area, including the New England Philharmonic, the Cape Ann Symphony, and the Salem Philharmonic. Ms. Markowitz also freelances actively on the baroque oboe, performing with such groups as the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Newton Baroque, Amphion’s Lyre, and Fanfare Consort.  Ms. Markowitz attended Harvard University where she earned a BA in English. She teaches music and French at the Waring School in Beverly, MA.
Kyoko Hida-Battaglia, oboe and English horn, is a regular player with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony New Hampshire and Lexington Symphony. She has performed with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Lyric Opera, New Haven Symphony and Colorado Music Festival. She has a BM from Tokyo College of Music and Master’s degree from the New England Conservatory. She is currently a faculty at The Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division, Winchester Community Music School and Manchester Community Music School in NH.
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Clarinet

William Kirkley William Kirkley, principal, is a founding member and a current member of the Board of Directors of the Lexington Symphony.  He has been a featured soloist twice for the orchestra.  Mr Kirkley is also the Principal Clarinetist for the Cape Ann Symphony, Boston Musica Viva, and the Gordon Symphony.   Additionally he is a member of the Orchestra of Indian Hill, and is a substitute clarinetist for the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops.  Mr. Kirkley’s playing has been called “emotional, committed, and intensely exciting” by the Boston Globe.  He has performed with the Boston Symphony, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Lyric Opera, Tulsa Philharmonic, the Bolshoi Ballet, the Santa Fe Opera, and the Chicago Civic Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti.  He has taught on the music faculties of UMASS Boston, Harvard University and Brandeis University.  He is currently on the music faculty of Gordon College.
Rich Carpenter Rich Carpenter received his Bachelor’s degree in Music from the Boston Conservatory where he studied with John Fullam and the late Pasquale Cardillo. He received his Master’s degree in Music from U. Mass. Lowell where he studied with David Martins.  He has performed with several orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the Boston area. In addition to the Lexington Symphony, Richard performs with the Salem Philharmonic, the Ipswich Summer Band, and the Gordon College Wind Ensemble. Currently he teaches general and instrumental music in the Manchester Essex Regional School District grades K-7. Rich has played second clarinet with Lexington Symphony since 1998.
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Saxophone

Jeffrey Leonard Jeffrey Leonard is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, having majored in Music Education and Jazz Composition and Arranging. He holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Boston University and has done additional graduate study at University of Michigan, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Central Connecticut State University.  Jeff has been the director of bands and the jazz program at Lexington High School from 1983 to the present, and is now Coordinator of Music Education for the Lexington Public Schools.  His groups at LHS have been consistent Gold medal winners at MICCA State Festivals, IAJE District and State festivals, the Berklee College of Music Jazz Festival, the University of New Hampshire Jazz Festival and the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Festival and Competition. He has taught Music Education courses at New England Conservatory, directed the Jazz Ensemble at Boston University, and for four years was the Music Director for the musical theater productions at Boston College. Mr. Leonard is an active performer, arranger and conductor. As a saxophone and woodwind player, he performs extensively throughout New England in theaters and Boston area jazz clubs. His compositions and arrangements have been commissioned by groups in Massachusetts, Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland.
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Bassoon

Patricia Yee, principal, graduated with honors from the Hartt School of Music (West Hartford, CT) where she received Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees in performance and music education studying with prominent teachers Steven Maxym and Frank Morelli. She is currently the principal bassoonist with the Lexington Symphony, where she was featured soloist, Lexington Chamber Players and the Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra. As a freelanced bassoonist she has performed with National Lyric Opera of New York touring orchestra, the Boston and Rhode Island Philharmonics, New Haven and Hartford Symphonies (CT), Emmanuel Music, Boston Virtuosi, Boston Bel Canto Opera, Orchestra of Indian Hill and many regional orchestras throughout New England.  An avid chamber musician, Patti has performed in and around the Boston area. She has performed live on WGBH Boston and will again in the spring of 2013 performing chamber music of Joseph Jongen.  She participated in the chamber music festival Le Festival International Du Domaine Forget, Quebec, Canada where she studied with Christopher Millard and in July 2010 where she studied with Giorgio Versiglia and performed at the Sebino International Music Festival, Pisogne, Italy.  Most recently, in 2011 Patti performed as a soloist with Musici Di Parma/Sebino Festival in Predore, Italy. She has been invited to be featured soloist performing the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in October 2012 with the Boston Chamber Orchestra.  A passionate educator for over twenty years she has served on the faculties of the University of Hartford/Hartt School of Music Preparatory Division, All Newton Music School, and Youth and Muse International Summer Festival, Boston Conservatory.  In addition to maintaining a busy performance schedule, Patti teaches bassoon for the Brockton and Walpole Public Schools. 
Terry Myers Terry Myers became a member of the Lexington Symphony in 1999.  She is a graduate of Indiana University where she studied bassoon with Leonard Sharrow and Mordechai Rechtman. She also holds a master’s degree from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles.  Ms Myers has served as Music Director of the Boston Recorder Society, and is currently a faculty member of Gordon College and an instrumental music teacher in the Lincoln Public Schools. She is active as a freelance musician in the Boston area; performing in various orchestral, theater, and chamber music groups. She has performed as a soloist with both the Gordon College Orchestra and Symphony by the Sea. Ms Myers performs with the Massachusetts Symphony, the Lexington Symphony, the Thayer Woodwind Quintet, and the Woods and Wire Performing Ensemble. In addition to playing the bassoon, she also enjoys tending to her kids, her cats, and her garden.
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