The Symphoria Woodwind Quintet will perform a concert of classical music as the next installment in the Ke-Nekt Chamber Music Series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in the Sheldon Hall ballroom.

The quintet consists of Kelly Covert, flute; Alina Plourde, oboe; Allan Kolsky, clarinet; Rachel Koeth, bassoon; and Jonathan Dozois, horn.

The program will include Carl Nielsen's "Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 43," Astor Piazzolla's "Libertango" and Leoš Janáček's "Mládí (Youth), Suite for Wind Sextet." Trevor Jorgensen, chair of Oswego's Music Department and the concert's faculty host, will join them on bass clarinet for the latter selection.

The second flute and piccolo for Symphoria, Covert has been with the orchestra since the 2013-14 season. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Ithaca College in flute performance, she has performed with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Binghamton Philharmonic, Ensemble X and in solo and chamber music concerts across the country. She is a core performer with the Syracuse Society for New Music. Covert has taught flute at SUNY Oswego, Syracuse University, Ithaca College and Hamilton College. She is currently Corporate Giving and Annual Fund Manager at Symphoria and also serves on the Symphoria Board.

A graduate of the Music for People program, Plourde loves the combination of simplicity and depth in the program's intuitive techniques that encourage people to explore the power of their own music. A professional oboist, Plourde performs frequently with Symphoria. She has also played recently with Tri-Cities Opera, the Society for New Music, the Binghamton Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic and has commissioned and premiered several new chamber music works. She teaches oboe at Syracuse University and at Onondaga Community College, where she also teaches improvisation. Plourde studied at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Illinois, where she received a doctorate degree in oboe performance. Plourde is a founding member of the New Leaf Ensemble, an improvising chamber music group.

Principal clarinet of Symphoria, Kolsky has held positions with the Louisiana Philharmonic and the Utah Symphony before joining the Syracuse Symphony in 2002. He has appeared as soloist with both Symphoria and the SSO in clarinet concertos by Mozart, Nielsen, Finzi and Weber. He has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, the North Carolina Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, the Chautauqua Symphony, the Skaneateles Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and the Colorado Music Festival. In local recitals and chamber music, he has performed for Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, Joyful Noise and Syracuse OASIS. Civic Morning Musicals awarded him the 2011 CMM Award for Excellence in Music Performance in Central New York. Kolsky holds music performance degrees from Temple and DePaul Universities.

The principal bassoonist of Symphoria, Koeth developed a love for music and the bassoon at an early age. That led to her earning of a bachelor of music degree at the University of Iowa and performances with regional orchestras such as the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, the Iowa City Chamber Orchestra and the Ottumwa Symphony. Moving east to attend Stony Brook University in New York, Koeth continued her studies with master’s and doctoral degrees. She enjoyed performing with the Three Villages Chamber Players and the Stony Brook University Baroque Ensemble in Long Island and in New York City. In 2012, Koeth was a finalist for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition, and received the Lauren V. Ackerman Memorial Chamber Music Prize with her Stony Brook University woodwind quintet. She has performed at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute and Festival.

Recently joining Symphoria as second horn, Dozois previously was principal horn of Symphony S.O.N.G. in Seoul and third horn of the Wichita Symphony. He also spent several seasons as acting associate/assistant principal horn for the Rochester Philharmonic, and appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Tulsa Symphony and the South Florida Symphony, among others. He also holds the position of second horn with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, where he also serves as the orchestra’s personnel manager. As a chamber musician, he has appeared with the Wichita Brass Quintet and on the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s chamber series, as well as spending summers performing at the Sarasota Music Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival. An active educator, Jonathan serves on the music faculty of Roberts Wesleyan College and Houghton College’s Greatbatch School of Music. He holds a master of music from Wichita State University and a bachelor of music from the Eastman School of Music.

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