05. August 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: IDRS2014, Recital

I’m waiting for the recital to begin … one I definitely wanted to attend! Mingjia plays principal oboe in San Francisco opera and he’s a great musician … and he’s nice, too! I’ve not met Robert Walters, but I’m familiar with his fine playing and I’m pretty sure he’s one fine instructor.

They began with a duet not printed in the program. It is one I’ve played, but sure can’t remember what it is. Wonderful!

Mingjia is now playing the Britten Metamorphosis. I just love his sound. What a fine, fine musician.

~time lapse~

And really, did someone have a phone alarm set for 4:30 and did it go off during Niobe? Grumble.

~time lapse~

Next up an oboe and English horn duet by Alec Wilder. What a nice little work. If I did recitals these days I think it would be a fun one to do.

~time lapse~

Movements weren’t listed for the Wilder duet so no one applauded at the end. No one wants to be the one who applauds at the wrong time. Too funny.

Now it’s a Wilder work for English horn and piano, with Robert Walters on English horn. Again a work I don’t know. I like it!

~time lapse~

Mr. Walters just had the pianist lower the lid. I’m glad, as it was just a bit too heavy. (That should have been done at the morning recitals as well.) This Wilder is lovely.

Come to think about it, I wonder if this is on the Frank Sinatra conducts Alec Wilder (yes … really!) CD I have. Mitch Miller is the oboe/English horn player on that recording. Again … really! I think that was with strings, though. Now I’m going to have to pull that out.

~huge time lapse~

I had to wait to write about the final work, Britten’s Temporal Variations. Mingia played it, and it was simply amazing. It was done with projected visuals on a screen behind, and while it was amazing, it was also chilling. Terribly chilling. As it should be. (When one sees images of Hitler and all one shouldn’t feel comfortable.)

At the end the audience was silent.

Again, as it should be.

What a concert.

29. May 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Recital

Alex just emailed me (hi Alex!) with a link to this video and his recital info.

Update with info!

St James Church
865 Madison Ave, New York, NY
Alex Liedtke, oboe
Christopher Jennings, organ/piano

JS Bach – Oboe sonata in gm
JS Bach – Trio sonata in CM
Henry Martin – Prelude and Fugue in D
Eugene Bozza – Fantasie Pastorale
Maurice Drufle – Sicilenne
Malcolm Arnold – Sonatina
Oliveier Messiaen – Transports de joie

18. February 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Recital

I can’t believe Mike can manage to do this while in the middle of the Madama Butterfly run. He clearly has a lot more energy than I!

Adduci recital 022414

14. February 2011 · Comments Off · Categories: Concert Announcements, Recital

Recital Announcement:

Music for Oboe and Oboes
Martin Schuring, oboe

Sunday, February 20 · 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Katzin Concert Hall, ASU School of Music

Laura Arganbright, oboe
Kathryn Bloise, oboe
Erin Lovan, oboe
Tiffany Pan, oboe
Laura Smith, oboe
Erin Webber, oboe
Cooper Wright, oboe
Emily Kupitz, English horn
Allison Pickett, English horn

CPE Bach — Sonata in g minor (after the solo flute sonata)
Jacob ter Veldhuis — The Garden of Love
Beethoven — La ci darem la mano variations
Benjamin Taylor — Go Now! You MUST Go Now!
Jeffrey Rathbun — Three Diversions for Two Oboes
James MacMillan — Intercession
Gilles Silvestrini — Trois duos pour hautbois

Tickets are $9, $5 for students, and free to ASU students, faculty, and staff.

09. February 2010 · Comments Off · Categories: Recital

… because it’s tonight!

Mike is a great musician (and wonderful reed maker too!). I highly recommend this recital … hoping to make it there myself.

The San José State University
School of Music and Dance Presents
A Faculty Recital
Michael Adduci, oboe

With Guest Artists
Victoria DiMaggio Lington, piano
Barbara Day Turner, harpsichord
Laurie Camphouse, flute
Carolyn Lockhart, bassoon
Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Hall, SJSU School of Music and Dance
Tickets available at the door: adults $10, students $5,
benefiting the SJSU Music and Dance scholarship fund
Featuring the premiere of a new oboe work by Bay-area composer and SJSU alumnus, Kerry Lewis!
The SJSU Music Building is at the corner of 7th and San Antonio in downtown San Jose.
Parking is available nearby in the garages at 7th and San Salvador or at 4th and San Fernando.


Thomas Vincent: Sonata in A Minor for Oboe and Continuo, Op. 1 No. 2 (1748)
Gordon Jacob: Sonatina for Oboe and Harpsichord (1962)
Joseph Schwantner: Black Anemones (1980)
Kerry Lewis: Suite for Oboe with Piano Accompaniment (2009)
Madeleine Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1968)

I read it here.

31. July 2009 · Comments Off · Categories: Recital, UCSC

Every other year I am required to give a recital at UCSC. I really enjoy playing chamber music, and we are allowed to do that rather than do solo works. The trouble, though, is finding the time to rehearse. In addition, most of us live distances away from each other, and teach on different days at UCSC. I’m sure this year will be a challenge, as always.

So far we have this: the date (November 6), location (UCSC Recital Hall), and four players (flute, oboe, clarinet and horn). We have to wait on what we are hoping will create a woodwind quintet, as we are having to hire a new bassoonist. I’m hopeful we’ll know who that is by next week and can get moving on all of this. What we don’t have, aside from that fifth player, is repertoire. I have some works that are good possibilities, and there is a composer who might be composing a work for oboe, clarinet and bassoon … it would be fun to do a brand new work!

Oh … and we now have the name of our recital too:

No Strings Attached

Fun, eh? :-)

15. June 2009 · Comments Off · Categories: Oboe, Recital, Videos

I just located some oboe recital videos and was surprised to find a name I recognize! While we’ve never met, I have visited Victoria Sabonjohn’s blog, and so I feel as if I know her a wee bit at least.

Dr. Ann Adams and Victoria Sabonjohn. Music by Gilles Silvestrini. Performed at Stetson University, DeLand FL. :

21. September 2008 · Comments Off · Categories: Recital

Anyone near Eastman?

Student Degree Recital – Michael McGowan, oboe
Eastman School Kilbourn (KH)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and is not available in advance.
All recitals are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Thats’ a late start. Is it typical of these recitals?

I did crack up at the “subject to change” thing. If they don’t make the program available in advance how will we know it’s been changed? Hmm?

If anyone ever wants me to post a recital notice please let me know. I’m happy to do it! (I just posted this one because I happened upon it.)