31. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Videos

31. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

i love my internet friends more than i love my clarinet and oboe… thats saying something…

30. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

I love trumpet but I’m really starting to miss playing my oboe

29. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

So i learned Mary had a little lamb on oboe

28. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

I actually have a dent and a blister on my thumb from playing the oboe so much #ithinkthatsagoodsign

27. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Locked Out

Not much, at this point. Sigh.

Federal mediation in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s prolonged labor dispute appeared on the verge of unraveling Friday as musicians and management took turns to publicly accuse each other of rejecting their proposals and jeopardizing the future of the orchestra.

Neither side is supposed to talk to the media during federal mediation, but in the early hours of this morning the ASO Players’ Association issued a dramatic press release accusing its parent company, the Woodruff Arts Center (WAC), of abandoning negotiations: “WAC WALKS AWAY FROM ASO TALKS.” After nearly 40 hours of negotiations, the musicians said, management left the table at 11 p.m. Thursday.

Management promptly disputed the claim, countering that its representatives had simply adjourned in order to consider the union’s latest proposal, and accused musicians of deliberately misrepresenting the situation. “To say we ‘walked away’ is not the truth and the union knows it,” said Randy Donaldson, a WAC spokesman.

At the end of the day, however, WAC president and CEO Virginia Hepner sent an email to the WAC Governing Board and the ASO board’s Executive Committee, informing them that the work stoppage would continue and management would soon “be forced to announce a cancellation” of more of the symphony’s season.

Granted, this is from the 24th. Maybe things are looking up by now?

27. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

Is the oboe some sort of Lovecraftian madness-inducing device?

26. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Roland de Lassus: In pace
Ensemble l’Echelle

Ensemble l’Echelle
Véronique Bourin
Charles Barbier
Caroline Marcot

26. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Johann Hermann Schein: Ich will schweigen

Alice Foccroulle
Reinoud van Mechelen
Béatrice Mayo-Felip
David Witczak
InAlto – Lambert Colson, cond.

25. October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: TQOD

my sister played oboe in high school. That thing can really squeal.