Program

Composer Work Year
Gilles Silvestrini Études: I. Hôtel des Roches (Monet, 1870) 1997
Henri Dutilleux Sonata for Oboe and Piano 1947
Thea Musgrave Night Windows 2007
Georg Philipp Telemann Fantasia in B-flat major, TWV 40:5 1733
Clara Schumann Three Romances, Op. 22 1853
Alyssa Morris Four Personalities 2007

About the Artists

Jillian Honn

Jillian Honn is the newly appointed principal oboist of the Cape Symphony in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is the former principal oboist of Syracuse’s Symphoria. During her five seasons with Symphoria, Honn was a regularly featured soloist, most recently with Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto.

Outside of orchestra, she is an avid chamber musician who has performed as a part of the LaVeck Concert Series, Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music, and Little Summer Music in Vienna. Jillian was the recipient of Civic Morning Musicals’ award for Excellence in Music Performance in Central New York in 2018, and, in 2021, was awarded a Fulbright Research Grant to São Paulo, Brazil (unfulfilled due to the pandemic).

Jillian has performed with the the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Buffalo Philharmonic, among others.

In addition to maintaining a private oboe studio, she has been Visiting Lecturer in Music at Ithaca College and was formerly on faculties at LeMoyne and Hamilton Colleges. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (BM, PC, ALP), where she studied with Richard Killmer, Jillian was awarded a MM-MMA from Yale University this past May after three years of studies with Stephen Taylor.

Jillian resides in Connecticut where she runs a contemporary music ensemble, versicolor, and enjoys a freelance career alongside her partner, Will, and two cats, Arvo and Monkey.

Jonathan Mak

Pianist Jonathan Mak is from Toronto, Canada. At age four, Jonathan made his solo debut with the Canadian Sinfonietta orchestra.

An avid chamber musician, Jonathan has performed the Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound, Ottawa Chamberfest, and the Edinburgh International Festival. He has also attended a number of summer festivals, including the Aspen Summer Music Festival and the Sarasota Music Festival.

Jonathan earned his undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied piano with Dr. Daniel Shapiro. While in Cleveland, he also earned a minor degree in viola performance and a minor degree in German from nearby Case Western Reserve University. Jonathan is currently pursuing a Master of Music degree at the Yale School of Music, where he studies with Boris Slutsky.