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Mary Chandler and her works for oboe
Kristin Leitterman, oboe
Mary Chandler (1911-1996) was an English composer, oboist, and pianist. During her schooling she studied with Harry Farjeon (composition), Leon Goossens (oboe), and Harold Craxton (piano). She was principal oboist of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra from 1944–1958 and in 1960, became Area Director of the Kent Music School looking after its wind teaching and the Tonbridge Music Centre. She retired from Kent in 1971 to focus on composing and to continue organizing concerts. This lecture recital will present an overview of Chandler’s life, her works for oboe, and a performance of her Summer’s Lease for solo oboe.
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