(We rented one from Forrests and I got to play it when we did this work.)
Orchestra on the hunt for special oboe
A New Zealand orchestra is hunting around the world for a rare woodwind instrument ahead of its season opening next week.
The Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra will kick off the year with a performance of Gustav Holst’s suite The Planets but has had trouble finding a bass oboe for the piece.
An octave lower than the regular oboe and about twice the size, the bass oboe has few works composed for it.