08. January 2009 · Comments Off on No Oboe For Obama · Categories: Links, News, Ramble

You know I’d have been there for him. I’m a giver. I would have played for free, even. But, alas, I see no oboe scheduled. It’s just like the Superbowl I guess: last year oboe was featured, this year it’s Yo-Yo. What is the world coming to?

I do see that San Francisco is getting some attention, though.

Here’s the order of the program:

Musical selections:

The U.S. Marine Band

The San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco Girls Chorus

Call to order and welcoming remarks: Sen. Dianne Feinstein

Invocation: Dr. Rick Warren, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, Calif.

Musical selection: Aretha Franklin

Oath of office administered to Vice President-elect Joe Biden by Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

Musical selection, John Williams, composer-arranger:

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Yo-Yo Ma, cello

Gabriela Montero, piano

Anthony McGill, clarinet

Oath of office administered to President-elect Barack Obama by Chief Justice John G. Roberts

Inaugural address by Obama

Poem:

Elizabeth Alexander

Benediction: The Reverend Dr. Joseph E. Lowery

The National Anthem: The U.S. Navy Band “Sea Chanters”

The above info was found here.

I’m not going to comment on certain people or things that will go on. Not I. I keep this site as nonpolitical as possible. Or is that apolitical? Or shall I say, instead, that this site is oboecentric? As it should be.

But no oboe. C’mon. What is the United States all about, anyway? And what happened to the great idea of Oboema? I had such hope ….

Update
Here is an article about the clarinetist who will perform (along with Ma, Montero and Perlman).

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