05. February 2013 · Comments Off on Miss Dalis on Trovatore · Categories: Opera

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05. February 2013 · Comments Off on People Helping People · Categories: Announcements, Repair Quickly!

One of the wonderful things about the internet is that we can share information, and we can share it quickly. We can also help others. I have permission, via another friend, by Ron’s wife to share this information here (I always like to check before sharing information like this). I am certain every little bit will help. Please consider a donation, no matter how small.

Ron Sipes is an extraordinary musician and friend and for all of you out there who have had the pleasure to meet or know him, you know what a special man and artist he is! My friend Ron suffered a massive stroke last month, December, 2012* and is battling his way back from the brink! Ron was best man at my wedding and is not only a dear friend, but one of the most passionate musicians I know.

I’m appealing to all who have met or know Ron and even those of you who don’t, to help a fellow artist in need. Ron’s medical bills are and will continue to be astronomical and every dollar will help. No donation is too great, but more importantly, no donation is too small and every dollar will help this wonderful artist quite literally get back on his feet. I ask everyone to share this link with their fellow artists and implore the entire artistic community to help one of their colleagues in this direct and extremely effective way by donating even the equivalent of one cup of coffee. Every dollar will be appreciated equally and will help this wonderful man and artist in the most tangible way possible. Please, please take a moment to donate a small gift toward helping Ron!

I gratefully thank each and every one of you!
Dan Bowling

Please go here to help.

*In reading the link’s info the stroke was actually October 31, 2012, I believe.

05. February 2013 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I really want to record a jazz oboe version of all the Enya albums. With recorders and kazoo. Any musical friends keen to get involved just inbox me.

05. February 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I love the oboe, if played properly that is! :3

05. February 2013 · Comments Off on This Just In · Categories: Double Reed Days and Festivals

Hi, Patty:

Would you mind posting this info about an upcoming Oboe Day on your website?

The Oboe Studio at George Mason University invites you to “Oboe Masters at Mason (with a little extra Bass)!”

Where: George Mason University School of Music (Fairfax, Virginia)

When: Friday, March 8 – Sunday, March 10, 2013

All events are free and open to the public!

Events will include:

Master Class with Joseph Robinson, Principal Oboist (Ret.) of the New York Philharmonic

Master Class with Rossana Calvi, Principal Oboist of the Orchestra “Gran Teatro La Fenice”

Instrument Demo with Howarth of London’s Jeremy Walsworth and Michael Britton

Knife Sharpening Demo with Wicked Edge Expert, Robert Huffman

Family-Friendly Recital with oboist Carrie Vecchione and bassist Rolf Erdahl of The Vecchione-Erdahl Duo

Special Outreach Performance by The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

View the flyer [http://www.howarth.uk.com/Acrobat/GMasonOboeday2013.pdf] here.

Please e-mail Dr. Lorrie Berkshire Brown at Lberkshi AT gmu.edu for more information.

Thanks so much; hope you’re doing well!