Leah Forsyth to present recital Aug. 31


Northwestern State faculty member Leah Forsyth will present a recital Thursday, Aug. 31 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.

She will be joined by Chialing Hsieh on piano, Sofia Tchetchelashvili on viola, Paul Forsyth on saxophone and Greg Handel on organ. The program will include works by Schumann, Loeffler, Alyssa Morris and Telemann.

Leah Forsyth has been a member of NSU’s faculty since 2011. She was oboist with the United States Army Field Band in Washington D.C., from 2007-2011, where she also performed regularly throughout the United States with the Woodwind Ambassadors Quintet.  She was solo English horn with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra from 2005-2007.

A native of central Ohio, Forsyth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree from Florida State. She has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony, Charleston (S.C.) Symphony, Ohio Light Opera, Brevard Music Center Orchestra, and the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. She is principal oboe of the Rapides Symphony and second oboe with the Texarkana Symphony.

She is a founding member of the Three Reeds Duo with husband Paul Forsyth. Three Reeds performs throughout the world, building a repertoire ranging from baroque and classical transcriptions to contemporary and commissioned works.