Bonnie Cochran, Flute

 

NEWS & CONCERTS

November 30, 2017 2:00 PM Boston Public Library Concert for Never Too Late Group

March 14, 2018 7:00 PM Yacyshyn Concert Series at Marlborough Public Library

InConcert, an upcoming project of the Cochran-Wrenn Duo, recently won a 2016 Alumni Entrepreneurial Grant from Boston Conservatory, a Marlborough Cultural Council Grant and was named a finalist in the National Flute Association Arts Venture Competition!

Photo by Emily Ashman

About the Cochran-Wrenn Duo

The Cochran-Wrenn Duo presents diverse and engaging programs from the vast repertoire for flute and guitar. From Bach to the Tango as well as the players’ original compositions and arrangements, this ensemble strives not only to entertain, but also to challenge the musical expectations of their audience. Through their diligence and thoughtful programming, the Cochran-Wrenn duo maintains high standards of excellence with each new performance.

Bonnie and Bryan maintain rigorous schedules as soloists, orchestra musicians, chamber music collaborators and teachers. They are both conservatory trained musicians with degrees from Boston Conservatory and New England Conservatory and have performed with many ensembles throughout the Boston area and Central Massachusetts. Bryan was recently featured as a soloist with Symphony Pro Musica, performing the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez. He also recently completed arrangement of the Bach Flute Sonatas in E major and e minor that were recently performed by the Cochran-Wrenn Duo. In the past few years, Bonnie has been pleased to perform on multiple occasions at the Ogunquit Chamber Music Festival and First Night Boston as well as performing the CPE Bach Concerto in D Major in Nashville as a winner of the National Flute Association’s Convention Performer Competition. Her compositions have been performed in Atlanta, Boston, Cape Cod, Washington State and New York, including a world premiere performance at Carnegie Hall.

The Cochran-Wrenn Duo has been featured on concerts at Assumption College, the Worcester Art Museum for First Night Worcester, King's Chapel in Boston, Worcester Music Guild and Gore Place.

 

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Bryan Wrenn

Bryan Wrenn has played guitar for over thirteen years and has a master's degree in guitar performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, where he studied with world renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk. Prior to his time at NEC, he attended Assumption College in Worcester, MA, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree and studied classical guitar with Peter Clemente. He has also studied electric guitar and jazz theory/improvisation with Joe D’Angelo and Steve Trombley. In addition to his private studies, he has performed in master classes for Pepe Romero, Benjamin Verdery, Jason Vieaux, and Lorenzo Micheli. He works frequently as a soloist, having played in numerous venues throughout New England, including Mechanics Hall in Worcester, MA. Bryan was honored to perform the Rodrigo Concierto de Aranjuez as a soloist with Syphony Pro Musica in May 2011. He has also performed as an orchestral guitarist throughout central Massachusetts for such groups as the Worcester Jazz Orchestra, Wachusett Theater Company, Foothills Theater, Theater at the Mount, and Worcester County Light Opera. He is also active in music education, both as a freelance instructor and at the David French Music Company in Westborough, MA, where he has taught for the last five years.

AUDIO & VIDEO CLIPS

Bach Sonata in e minor II. Allegro

 

 

 

Ibert's Entr'acte

 

 

 

Chronicle

 

 

 

 

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BOOKING INFORMATION

For information about booking, please contact the Cochran-Wrenn Duo at bonnie(AT)bonniecochran.net

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Past Performances

Saturday, March 4, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Performance with the Salisbury Singers
A Celtic Celebration

Worcester, MA

 

Brymer: Letters from Ireland

 

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 3:00 PM

Seully Hall, Boston Conservatory
Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future

Boston, MA

 

Selections from Piazzolla Histore du Tango

 

Thursday, August 4, 2016 | 7:30 PM

Concert @ Brookhaven

Lexington, MA

 

Wilson, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mahoney, Piazzolla

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 3:00 PM

Chamber Music MetroWest Benefit Concert

David French Music Company, Westborough, MA

 

Bach, Schubert, Mahoney, Piazzolla

 

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Gore Place Summer Concert Series

52 Gore St., Waltham, MA

 

Program:

 

Shafer Mahoney: Shining River--a mesmerizing piece inspired by the writings of naturalist John Muir

 

David Leisner: Acrobats—a spirited and colorful fantasy inspired by Nathan Englander’s “The Tumblers,” a dark short story set during WWII, in which a group of Hasidic Jews mistakenly find themselves on a circus train instead of a train to a concentration camp

 

Edgar Girtain: Dance Piece--a jazzy and charming piece inspired by dance

Franz Schubert: Sonate, D. 384 (Op. 137 no. 1)—a perennial favorite

$10, $8 members and children 5-12

 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM

Traditions of Wayland

Wayland, MA

 

The Art of the Dance

Music inspired by Dance for flute and guitar

 

Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

Ravel: Pavan pour une infant defunte

Ravel: Piece en forme de habanera

Villa-Lobos: Mazurka Choro

Leisner: Dances in the Madhouse

 

April 7, 2015 2:00 PM
Marlborough Senior Center
Marlborough, MA

Chamber Music Metrowest and Marlborough Senior Center present the Cochran-Wrenn Duo performing a program entiteld, The Art of the Dance, with music by Piazzolla, Ravel, Villa-Lobos and Leisner

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Marlborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

March 31, 2015 6:30 PM 
Northborough Senior Center

 

Chamber Music Metrowest and Northborough Senior Center present the Cochran-Wrenn Duo performing a program entiteld, A Musical Journey, with music by Maggio, Coste, Kusiak and Corea

 

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

March 25, 2015 12:30 PM
Worcester Senior Center
Worcester, MA

A Musical Journey--Music by Maggio, Coste, Kusiak and Corea

This program is administered by the Worcester Arts Council, for the Local Cultural Council-an agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

January 10, 2015, 2:00 PM
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main St., Watertown, MA

Merlin: Progressiones Para Pauline
Caliendo: Tristeza
Leisner: Dances in the Madhouse
Leisner: Acrobate
Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Sonatina, op. 205

 

December 31, 2014 5:00 PM
First Night Worcester Concert
Epworth United Methodist Church
64 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA

 

Sunday, November 9, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Worcester Music Guild Concert

Birches at Briarwood Auditorium

 

Bach: Sonata in E Major Bach: Sonata in E Major

Leisner: Dances in the Madhouse

Coste: Le Montagnard, op. 34

Piazzolla: Histoire du Tango

 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Gore Place Summer Concert Series

52 Gore St., Waltham, MA

 

From Bach to the Tango

 

Bach: Sonata in E Major (World Premier of this arrangement by Bryan Wrenn)

Kusiak: Monhegan Suite

Corea: Spain

Leisner: Dances in the Madhouse

 

The program ranges from jazz to Bach to the tango. We'll be premiering Bryan Wrenn's arrangement of the beautiful Bach Sonata in E Major. Also on the program is "Spain" by Chick Corea (familiar to jazz lovers everywhere), "Monhegan Suite" by local composer John Kusiak and "Dances in the Madhouse" by David Leisner. "Monhegan Suite" depicts a day on Maine's Monhegan Island, and it has been a favorite with audiences at several recent concerts. "Dances in the Madhouse" is a collection of dance movements depicting characters from the lithograph of the same name by George Bellows.

 

$10, $8 members and ages 5-12

 

Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 7:00 PM

Assumption College HumanArts Series

Chapel of the Holy Spirit

500 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609

 

Program: Kusiak Monhegan Suite, Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonatina , Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Marlborough Senior Center

250 Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752

 

Program: Kusiak Monhegan Suite, Bach Sonata in e minor, Correa Spain

 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 6:00-6:45 PM

First Night Worcester

Epworth United Methodist Church

64 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA

 

Program: Kusiak Monhegan Suite, Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonatina , Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 7:30 PM

Gore Place Concerts in the Carriage House

52 Gore St., Waltham, MA

 

Fusion: Music of the Americas

 

Come hear what happens when pop culture collides with classical music. Tango, folk, theatrical and traditional dance music from the U.S. to Argentina and beyond for flute and Guitar.

 

Program: Piazzola L’Histoire du Tango, Castelnuovo-Tedesco Sonatina , Merlin Progresiones para Pauline, Ravel Piece en forme de habanera, Ibert Entr’acte, Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

 

$10, $8 members and ages 5-12

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2012, 12:15-12:45 PM

King's Chapel Tuesday Recital Series

Corner of Tremont and School St., Boston, MA 02108

 

Bach, arr. Wrenn: Flute Sonata in e minor, BWV 1034

Piazzolla: Selections from Histoire du Tango

 

Saturday, December 31, 2011 | 5:00

First Night Worcester

Worcester, MA

 

Giuliani: Six Variations for Flute and Guitar, op. 81

Bach, arr. Wrenn: Flute Sonata in e minor, BWV 1034

Ravel: Piece en forme de habanera

Piazzolla: Selections from Histoire du Tango