Recital: Alexander Benjamin Lenser '23, Oboe

NEC: Pierce Hall | Directions

241 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.

Alexander Benjamin Lenser '23 studies Oboe with John Ferrillo and is the recipient of a scholarship made possible by the Laura Ahlbeck Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here:

  • Alexander Benjamin Lenser '23, oboe
  • Deborah DeWolf Emery, piano
  • John Ferrillo, studio teacher
  1. Francis Poulenc | Sonata for Oboe and Piano, FP 185

    Elégie: Paisiblement
    Scherzo: Très animé
    Déploration: Très calme

  2. Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia from Cantata: Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe, BWV 156
         (I stand with one foot in the grave)

    Sinfonia from Cantata:Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis, BWV 21
         (I had much affliction)

    Sinfonia from Cantata: Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12
         (Weeping, wailing, fretting, fearing)

  3. Carl Nielsen | Fantasistykker, op. 2 (1889)


  4. Hjalmar Borgstrøm | Elegie in G Minor

    transcribed for oboe and piano

  5. Robert Schumann | Ihre Stimme, op. 96 no. 3

  6. Paul Hindemith | Sonata for English Horn and Piano (1941)

    performed without pause

    Langsam (Nicht schnell)
    Allegro pesante
    Scherzo: Schnell
    Allegro pesante


    This recital is dedicated to my three wonderful teachers - John Ferrillo, Anne Marie Gabriele, and Russ Deluna - to whom I am greatly indebted as the architects of my success.

    I also want to especially thank my parents
    for their tireless commitment and unwavering support.