Elgin Symphony Orchestra to host master class with Cleveland Orchestra Principal Oboe Frank Rosenwein

  • Frank Rosenwein, principal oboe with the Cleveland Orchestra

    Frank Rosenwein, principal oboe with the Cleveland Orchestra

Submitted by Elgin Symphony Orchestra
Posted2/5/2020 8:33 PM

On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra will host a free master class with Frank Rosenwein, principal oboe with the Cleveland Orchestra, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Meadows Common Rooms at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove, Elgin.

This masterclass is free to all students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about oboe performance and technique. No registration is necessary to audit.


Four area students have been selected to work with Rosenwein and include DePaul University students Kyungyeon Hong and Jungmin Kim, Northwestern University graduate Sharon Nakama and Vernon Hills High School student Timothy Zhang.

Frank Rosenwein joined The Cleveland Orchestra as principal oboe at the beginning of the 2005-06 season. He made his solo debut with the Orchestra in February 2007, in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2. Since then he has performed many times as soloist, including playing the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in 2012 and the first Cleveland Orchestra performances of the Vaughan Williams Oboe Concerto in 2017. Since 2006, Mr. Rosenwein has served as head of the oboe department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where in 2015 he was given the Alumni Achievement award. He also teaches at the Kent Blossom Music Festival, and is in demand as a guest artist and masterclass clinician in schools all over the world. An avid chamber musician, he has spent many summers at the Marlboro Festival and has performed with the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Mr. Rosenwein holds a bachelor of music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with John Mack (Cleveland Orchestra principal oboe, 1965--2001), and a master of music degree from the Juilliard School. Prior to coming to Cleveland, he served as principal oboe (2002--05) of the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera.

Rosenwein will be performing the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Andrew Grams, at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9.

For information and tickets contact the ESO box office at (847) 888-4000 or visit ElginSymphony.Org.


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