CONCERT: Sunday, March 20, 2022


Featuring RSO Oboist, Dr. Ann Lemke

St. Pauls United Methodist Church
620 Romeo Rd, Rochester, MI 48307

Concert begins at 3pm.

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Ann Lemke
Oboe, Oboe d’amore, English horn

Oboist Ann Lemke performs internationally as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and is a dedicated teacher with a thriving private studio in Metro Detroit. Ann has been principal oboist with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra since 1999 and is also principal oboist of the International Symphony Orchestra, which performs in Port Huron and Sarnia. With her duo partner, pianist Amanda Sabelhaus, she has a new recording that features little-known chamber music by women composers of the 19th Century.

Career highlights include performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at Meadowbrook Music Festival, the Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, and as principal oboist for the American Sinfonietta European Tour. Specializing in the interpretation of works by J.S. Bach, she also enjoys performing on oboe d’amore and English horn and has been a featured soloist with numerous choral groups. Contemporary composers have sought her out to perform and record their works. During the pandemic, she commissioned and recorded three works as part of Kimberly Osberg’s “Commissions from Quarantine” project.

Ann Lemke’s renowned Oboe Studio offers quality instruction and enriching opportunities to students of all ages, both in person and online, including the Summer Oboe Seminar. She has been a member of the Cranbrook Schools music faculty for over 20 years, and is in demand as a coach for woodwind ensembles and sectionals. Recognized as an expert in teaching young musicians, Dr. Lemke was also invited to present to The Juilliard School Woodwind Department Seminar.

A native of Metro Detroit, Ann studied at the Manhattan School of Music with Elaine Douvas and Joseph Robinson before completing a doctoral degree at Indiana University (Music and German Literature). She conducted research in Germany as a Fulbright scholar and has numerous publications on German women composers. She and her husband live in Troy, Michigan and have three children. See .

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