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Boston Symphony musicians to perform in Ridgewood June 12

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photo (Left to right) Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, Elizabeth Ostling, and John Ferrillo at Boston area performance earlier this season.

Boston Symphony musicians to perform in Ridgewood June 12

May 16,2016
the astaff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Boston Symphony Orchestra Principal Oboe John Ferrillo and Associate Principal Flute Elizabeth Ostling are performing a concert Sunday, June 12, 3 p.m., at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 155 Linwood Avenue, in Ridgewood. Admission is free, with an offering taken to benefit Young Life Bergen County.

Ferrillo lived in Ho-Ho-Kus during 16 years with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Ostling, raised in Ridgewood, is also the Principal Flute of “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops. Joining them will be pianist Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, who chairs the music department at Middlesex Community College. Ferrillo and Ostling have led their respective orchestral sections under many of this generation’s most renowned conductors, at Symphony Hall in Boston, the Tanglewood summer festival, Carnegie Hall, on national and international tours, and for many recordings and broadcasts.

The program includes three works by J.S. Bach, Igor Stravinsky’s witty “Pulcinella” suite that evokes 18th Century Italian music, an offertory by W.A. Mozart, two brief contrasting pieces by French modernist Olivier Messiaen, Charles-Marie Widor’s Romantic era suite for flute, and Enrique Iturriaga’s “Vendor’s Call and Dance” performed by Rodriguez-Peralta, a specialist in the music of her native Latin America.

Ferrillo has been a member of the San Francisco Symphony and a concerto soloist with the Boston Symphony. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with John deLancie and has participated in the Marlboro and other major summer music festivals. He teaches at the New England Conservatory and Boston University, and was formerly on the faculties of the Juilliard School and Mannes School in New York.During her high school years Ostling was the Ridgewood Symphony Orchestra’s piccoloist, principal flute of the All-State Orchestra, first-chair flute of the All-Eastern Band, a concerto competition winner at the Juilliard Pre-College, and then studied at the

Curtis Institute. She won the first prize at the Koussevitzky Competition for Woodwinds, and has premiered two compositions written expressly for her. She has soloed with the Boston Pops and New Jersey Symphony. She teaches at Boston University.

Rodriguez-Peralta is a Temple University graduate and did further study at Catholic University and the Juilliard School. She has offered piano performances, master classes, and lectures throughout the U.S. and internationally, and was an Artists International Young Musicians Audition winner. Of her debut, The New York Times said she is “a thoughtful musician; her playing is full of intelligence and poetry… a pianist well worth hearing.”Young Life Bergen County, the beneficiary of the recital’s offering, is a  branch of an interdenominational Christian organization that works with 2 million teens and is currently celebrating its 75th anniversary. The area program, launched by local sponsors in late 2014, features lively high school Club events, “Wyldlife” for middle and junior high students, Campaigners small-group meetings, and week-long summer camps at nearby Lake Champion and other facilities.