Ann Bobo has been one of the busiest freelance flutists in the Boston area for many years. She performs regularly with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Boston Musica Viva, the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and the Springfield Symphony. Her work includes nearly all of the major organizations in the New England area, most notably, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Boston Lyric Opera (BLO), Boston Chamber Music Society, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Emmanuel Music, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP). Bobo is an avid chamber musician and has been included on the rosters of the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, the Celebrity Series of Boston, Winsor Music, Carolina Chamber Music Festival, and the Radius Ensemble.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Ann came to Boston to study with former Boston Symphony flutist, Fenwick Smith, at the New England Conservatory. While in school and for some years after, she was a member of the award winning Taiyo Woodwind Quintet which earned awards from the prestigious Coleman and Carmel Chamber Music Societies, and had the privilege of working with renowned composers including György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, John Harbison, and John Heiss. Summers after the conservatory included two years as a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center as well as tours throughout the United States and Asia with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. Bobo has performed numerous times on WGBH Radio, and has recorded for RCA Victor, Arsis, and New World Records. Ann maintains a private studio and is on faculty at The Boston Conservatory. When not performing, Ann can be found running around with her husband and two young daughters.