09. April 2012 · Comments Off on Recital Announcement · Categories: Concert Announcements

Sydne-Mychal Sullivan, oboe

The acclaimed principal oboist in the conservatory orchestra says she was named after professional basketball player Mychal Thompson because her mother — who grew up in Arkansas, where people go by their first and middle names — likes boys’ names for girls and unusual spellings.

Her recital includes Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, accompanied by the conservatory chamber orchestra, directed by San Francisco Symphony principal bassoonist Stephen Paulson. The concert also features pianist Xiyan Wang and bassoonist Kris King. [8 p.m. April 29]

Read here.

Gee, I have opera that day, but I just might be able to get up there for an evening recital. Time will tell! I played in an orchestra with bassoonist Kris King when we did The Gift of the Magi back in December, and I’ve read Ms. Sullivan’s blog. I’ve known Steve Paulson for … gee … I can’t even remember how long, and my brother studied bassoon with him many years ago.

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