“The neat thing about BBO is that we are small but mighty! I especially like the variety of music we play outside of the baroque era and that we occasionally feature local composers . The group, under Dan Stern’s direction, is growing in the public eye and we have had opportunities to collaborate with other arts groups like Ballet Idaho, Opera Idaho, and the Langroise Trio. I get to perform a little bit of everything!”
Lorie Marmon Scherer is a founding member of the Boise Baroque Chamber Orchestra. An Idaho native, Lorie began her cello studies at the age of 10 in Caldwell’s school string program. Soon progressing to private study, she briefly worked with Virginia Cockrum and Catherine Bieler. As a high school sophomore, she joined the Boise Philharmonic, becoming the youngest member of the orchestra. She spent nine years with them under the direction of Daniel Stern. In 1976, Ms. Scherer was a scholarship student at the prestigious Snowbird Music Camp in Utah. The following year, she spent a working continuously to expand her repertoire, technique and musicianship and collaborating in performance and study with other professional musicians. Scherer is principal cellist of the Meridian Symphony, a position she’s held since its inception in 1991. She was that orchestra’s featured soloist in 1999 performing the Lalo Cello Concerto. An active player of chamber music, she formed (with pianist Linda Cope in 1993) the chamber ensemble Willow. In 1996 Scherer and Cope had the honor of being invited to perform the Rachmaninoff cello sonata in recital with world renowned Russian pianist Alexander Peskanov. Currently, she working with Dr. William Wharton from the University of Idaho on expanding techniques and repertoire and is involved in a cello quartet under his direction.
Lorie maintains HollowWood cello studio in Caldwell and teaches beginning and intermediate students. In addition, she owns the printing company Treasure Craft Decals which was formed by her father, Loren Marmon, in 1953. She is involved in several civic organizations and serves as Secretary of the Caldwell FIne Arts board. She is a member and recent Kiwanian of the Year for the Caldwell Kiwanis and Historian for the Meridian Symphony. Other interests include photography and antiques. She and her husband of 33 years reside in Caldwell and have three daughters and six grandchildren.