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Ray Still Oboe Master Class
September 22, 2007
Master Class for professionals and advanced students: Mr. Still will cover a wide range of oboe repertoire: solo, chamber, and orchestral. He will deal with common technical problems in performance, and include a talk, “It’s all in the breath.”
Saturday September 22nd, 2007. Master Class from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm followed by a recital from 8:00 to 9:30pm. A preliminary program for the recital is now available.
Fee: Participants (limited to 12) $150; Auditors (not limited) $40
All proceeds go the Anne Arundel Habitat for Humanity.
RAY STILL is acknowledged to be one of the greatest living performers on his instrument. His teachers were Philip Melomi, Fernand Gillet, Bruno Labate and Robert Bloom. The great Henri de Busser was a profound influence in early years.
He was principal oboe with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony, then was principal and soloist with the Chicago Symphony under Fritz Reiner, Sir Georg Solti, and Carlo Maria Giulini. Among his many solo appearances with the Chicago Symphony, Mr. Still has given performances of the Strauss Concerto, Bach Double Concerto and Mozart Concerto.
He has played with the Juilliard, Vermeer, and Fine Arts Quartets among many others. His many solo recordings include Quartets for Oboe and Strings with fellow artists Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman and Lynn Harrell, Schumann Romances for oboe and piano with John Perry, and the Bach Wedding Cantata with Kathleen Battle, James Levine and the CSO strings. One of the records of which he is most proud includes the g minor Bach Sonata with his elder son, Thomas, playing the harpsichord.
Applications to participate must be received by July 1st, 2007. Download the application form and repertoire. (PDF format, free reader available here.) Applicants can review a list of possible alternatives to the application repertoire.
Students accepted as participants/performers should review the guidelines for music to be performed in class.
The Master Class will take place at:
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
333 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401