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(Mahwah) – Internationally renowned oboist Ellen Katz Willner, a member of the American Ballet Theater Orchestra and a founding member of the Quintet of the Americas in Bogota, Colombia and New York City, will perform in the York Room in the Mansion Salon Series Sunday, May 16, at 3 p.m. at Ramapo College of New Jersey. She will be accompanied by pianist Steve Masi, who is on the faculty at the Turnauer School of Music.

The program will include the Concerto for Oboe and Strings by Domenico Cimarosa, the Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Francis Poulenc, Kol Nidre Op. 47 by Max Bruch and Introduction, Theme and Variations Op. 102 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.

Willner has performed as a soloist with Cantori New York and the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center, as well as chamber music concerts in the New York metropolitan area. She has also performed as a member of the Mostly Mozart Orchestra, New York Chamber Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops with Skitch Henderson, New Jersey Symphony, and the New York City Ballet Orchestra.

Willner was principal oboist in the Bogota Philharmonic and the Caracas Philharmonic Orchestras, and the Little Orchestra Society. She teaches music at the Elizabeth Morrow School, Englewood and the JCC Thurnauer School of Music, Tenafly.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, which includes coffee and pastry. For information or to order tickets, call 201.684.7844.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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