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Free Family Concerts – Rising Again

The School of American Music to kick off the series with famed oboist Jennet Ingle

“Rising Again,” a program of contemporary classical music, will open the 2021–22 Free Family Concert Series presented by the School of American Music. The concert will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at Converge Church, 601 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, Mich. Tickets are free but must be reserved on the website of the School of American Music.

Renowned oboist Jennet Ingle will star in “Rising Again,” a program exploring themes of transformation through compositions by leading new music composers Mary Chandler, Katherine Needleman, Dirk-Michael Kirsch and Alyssa Morris. “New music” refers to contemporary compositions that push the boundaries of traditional classical music. Ingle will be accompanied by pianist Mariah Boucher.

“We are so delighted to bring Jennet and Mariah back to SAM for ‘Rising Again’,” said Phil Bauman, program chair for the School of American Music. “Jennet is a stellar musician and educator whose work is simply amazing. Whether it is a chamber music setting, recital or symphony orchestra, Jennet brings an unparalleled level of expression and soul to her sound. Her musicianship is world-class.”

“Rising Again” is Ingle’s third concert with the SAM Family series. She is principal oboist for both the South Bend Symphony Orchestra and Northwest Indiana Symphony. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, Ingle founded Jennet Ingle Reeds, and her first book, The Happiest Musician, is forthcoming.

Accompanist Mariah Boucher is an opera and art song coach, who has coached and performed at major music festivals across the country. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she has been the music director of the South Bend Lyric Opera for the past five productions and currently serves as staff accompanist at Indiana University South Bend, as well as vocal coach at the University of Notre Dame.

“From the first time I attended a Jennet Ingle production, I was hooked!” said Donna M Mitchell, executive director of SAM. “Her exuberance and passion for her music is infectious and addictive. Her level of musicianship is an inspiration to all aspiring musicians and those of us still growing in our musicianship.”

Made possible with generous support from the Pokagon Fund, the SAM Free Family Concert Series will continue into 2022 with shows scheduled for February, March and April. Please check the SAM website for more information.

Jennet Ingle, Oboe

Jennet Ingle, oboe

Mariah Boucher, pianist

Mariah Boucher, piano

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