Glendale Noon Concert–February 5, 12:10-12:40 p.m.

On Wednesday, FEBRUARY 5, 2020 at 12:10-12:40 pm

the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts

will feature oboist Catherine Del Russo and pianist Mark Robson

performing works by  Filippo Prover, Paul Hindemith, and Jeremy Gilien

in the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,

610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St.), Glendale, CA 91206.

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We are celebrating our 13th year
of presenting free admission concerts
every first and third Wednesday
for Glendale and the Southland community.

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Program 2/5/20:




Filippo Prover (1727-1774)

Sonata op. I n. 6

  1. Allegro pastorale alla calabrese
  2. Adagio Villanella
  3. Presto

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)


  1. Munter
  2. Sehr langsam/Lebhaft/Sehr langsam, wie zuerst
  3. Weider lebhaft

Jeremy Gilien (1956- )


  1. Allegro


Artist bios:

Oboist Catherine Del Russo received her Bachelor of Music Degree and Performance Certificate at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Robert Sprenkle.  She also received her Masters of Music Degree from Ohio University where she studied with John Mack in Cleveland.

Since then, Ms. Del Russo has performed around the world, beginning with the Eastman Wind Ensemble to the Far East as Principal Oboe. After that, she performed with the Buffalo

Philharmonic, Orchestra Filharmonica de Caracas, and Orquesta Municipal in Caracas, Venezuela.  Ms. Del Russo has played with many orchestras in Los Angeles, including the Glendale Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the Desert Symphony, Long Beach Symphony, the Los Angeles Mozart Orchestra, Riverside Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, and was Associate Principal Oboe with the Honolulu Symphony. Currently, she is Principal Oboe of Opera Santa Barbara, Orchestra Santa Monica, Downey Symphony, Asia America Orchestra, and solo English horn with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.  Catherine has enjoyed playing on films, commercials and television shows. She has been a promoter of chamber music and new music in Los Angeles.   In 2011, she won the Consortium of Southern California Chamber Music Presenter’s with a chamber music trio for oboe, viola and piano. Catherine is the founding member of Lobo Ensemble, a chamber music group, with oboe, violin, and cello, for which she performs recitals regularly. Catherine is Professor of Oboe at Westmont College and Occidental College.


Mark Robson has been lauded by the Los Angeles Times on numerous occasions, singled out as a pianist with “one of the great techniques” and “an inquiring mind”.  His career has included performance as a keyboard soloist, chamber artist, composer, conductor and vocal coach.  He was a regular member of the music staff of the Los Angeles Opera from 1991 to 2013 as an assistant conductor and has worked as a musical assistant at the Salzburg and Spoleto (Italy) festivals.  Mr. Robson has been on the faculties of USC, Cal State Fullerton, Chapman University and Cal Arts in the capacity of vocal coach and piano teacher.  His music has been performed widely, including orchestral works premiered by the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra and the Idyllwild Orchestra.  Soprano Patricia Prunty has recorded his song cycle A Child of Air, which has been performed at the winter Ravinia Festival.  Other compositions include a set of twenty-four preludes for the left hand, a bassoon trio and Dances and Dirges for piano, clarinet and cello.  Mr. Robson’s teachers have included Lydia Frumkin, Yvonne Loriod, Alain Motard, John Perry and James Bonn.  Two of his large-scale music projects have been the performance of the complete Beethoven sonatas and multiple performances of Messiaen’s great piano cycle Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant-Jésus.  He can also be heard on occasion in the ensembles the LA Chamber Orchestra and LA Philharmonic.