28. March 2012 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

… and for my listening enjoyment too! 🙂

How about some Zelenka? This is wonderful! At least I think so. Hope you do too!

From Sub olea pacis et palma virtutis: Symphonia ZWV 175
Visegrad Baroque Orchestra
Conductor: Marek Stryncl

28. March 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

Oboe player’s addendum: it’s my reed’s fault.

28. March 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

if I mess up in my solo, I will throw my oboe at Mr. Mike at run off the stage crying

27. March 2012 · Comments Off on Jim Gorton Retiring · Categories: News, Oboe, Retiring

I received this news via Delmar Williams and the IDRS. I’ll have to look for nay articles about his retirement later, as I have to leave for work!

Oboist Jim Gorton is retiring in July 2012 after 41 years with the Pittsburgh Sym. He, along with his wife Gretchen Van Hoesen and daughter Heidi Van Hoesen Gorton, will celebrate his career by playing the Goosens “Concert Piece for Oboe, Two Harps and Orchestra” in Jim’s final subscription concerts with the Pittsburgh Symphony.

27. March 2012 · Comments Off on Basil Reeve Retiring · Categories: News, Oboe, Retiring

Minnesota Orchestra Principal Oboe Basil Reeve plays final solo of his 41-year tenure

In a pair of Minnesota Orchestra concerts led by British conductor Mark Wigglesworth, longtime Principal Oboe Basil Reeve plays his final concerto solo before retiring from the Orchestra at the close of the current season. The concerts, held on April 27 and 28, feature the North American premiere of the Michael Berkeley Oboe Concerto, a deeply expressive work for soloist and string orchestra, and a full performance of Ravel’s ballet Daphnis and Chloe, a masterpiece of musical impressionism. The Minnesota Chorale, the Orchestra’s principal chorus, performs in Daphnis and Chloe.

RTWT

27. March 2012 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

at 615 am when I wake up, I’ll be saying “time to make theoboe reeds”. Need a low f pianissimo for carmina burana so dr. martin doesn’t look at me funny.

27. March 2012 · Comments Off on ACappellaTuesday™ · Categories: ACappellaTuesday™

Salidummay
Philippine Madrigal Singers

27. March 2012 · 1 comment · Categories: TQOD

I should know I’m out of shape when I break a sweat playing the oboe.

26. March 2012 · 2 comments · Categories: FBQD

Just back from a chamber concert with the Poulenc Trio – who knew that oboe, bassoon and piano were a perfect match for each other. They played pieces covering 4 centuries of composers – ear candy indeed.

26. March 2012 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Just tried to play the oboe while lying down cos I was so bored of practicing! Haha! Epic fail!