Digital Playbill

Mozart: A Pop-Up Video

Table of Contents
Premiering April 3, 2021
Music Director: Eric Garcia


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 – 1791)
Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K. 388
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro


Lauren Blackerby, Principal Oboe
Sponsored by AJ & Susie Balukoff

Jessie Brown, Oboe
Since returning to Boise in 2015, Jessie Brown has been a regular sub with the Boise Philharmonic. She was thrilled to officially join the orchestra as the English horn player in 2019.

Growing up in Blackfoot, ID, Jessie fell in love with the English horn and devoted much of her time performing on the instrument. During that time, she was a member of the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony and the Idaho State Civic Symphony. She has made appearances in several English horn masterclasses with Carolyn Hove, as well as a masterclass with Sandro Caldini at the 2008 International Double Reed Society Conference. Some of her notable accomplishments are winning the BYU concerto competition, qualifying for the MTNA national competition, and touring Europe with the BYU Wind Symphony. She is a member of the Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra and can be heard at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival and Opera Idaho as well.

Jessie also has a love for the piano and her studio includes both piano and oboe students. She enjoyed accompanying other oboe majors throughout her university experience and continues to do so as much as possible today. She has also studied piano with Dr. Del Parkinson in addition to her professional teaching and performing responsibilities. She holds degrees from Brigham Young University studying with Geralyn Giovannetti, and a master’s degree studying oboe with Michael Henoch and English horn with Scott Hostetler.

A unique thing about Jessie is you will almost never catch her without her service dog, Faline, by her side. More information about Faline can be found here. In her free time, Jessie enjoys spending time with all her animals along with Faline, which includes her new service dog prospect Baymax, her cat Muffy, and her many quail, partridges, and chickens.

Carmen Izzo, Principal Clarinet
sponsored by Phil and Jennifer Jensen

Christina Lee, Clarinet
sponsored by Tom and Angie Beauchaine

Brian Vance, Principal Horn

Mark Givens, Horn

Kaori Uno Jack, Bassoon

Brian Jack, Bassoon

Lauren Blackerby

Jessie Brown

Carmen Izzo

Christina Lee

Brian Vance

Mark Givens

Kaori Uno Jack

Brian Jack


Education and
Program Notes
Mozart: A Pop-Up Video
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / January 27, 1756 – December 15, 1791

Serenade No. 12 in C Minor K.388

Mozart called this piece a “serenade”, but it doesn’t sound like one, making it one of his most puzzling works. An 18th century “serenade” was supposed to be a work of light entertainment written in honor of someone or something, a lover, a friend, a person being honored, or a special occasion. “Serenades” were almost always written on commission. But this serenade, written in a minor key, has a dark tone and appears to have a serious purpose. Unfortunately, Mozart left us with no evidence regarding its genesis. Musicologist Alfred Einstein said, “We know nothing about the occasion, nothing about the person who commissioned it, nothing about whether this client desired so explosive a serenade, or whether that is simply what poured from Mozart’s soul.” None of this fog or speculation detracts one bit from the music. It’s quintessential Mozart through and through. So, we best forget what we don’t know about and enjoy it for what it is: a precious gift. After all, it does end in a flourish in bright C major.
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