Adrian Wilson becomes a trio. What a fun video this is! Bravo! Or should I write Bravi tutti!?

This beautiful beck and call from married duo, Diana Doherty and Alexandre Oguey, is the perfect reminder to take a break from your day and get some sunshine! Enjoy their rendition of Berlioz’s Scène aux champs from Symphonie Fantastique.

This is beautiful!

From the San Francisco Symphony YouTube page:
Associate Principal Oboe James Button captures magic in this home performance of an Albinoni concerto, transcribed by James for oboes, English horn, & heckelphone.

This piece was a favorite on the 1st oboe CD he purchased when he was 12 years old. “I must have listened to that CD a thousand times that year and always wanted to perform it, so I decided why not now.”

I Gotta Make Reeds (a parody of It’s Gonna Be Me)

From the YouTube Page:

Hello oboe world and friends! It’s been a while, but we wanted to share some oboe humor with you during this tough time, so a few ESM oboe alumni and current students came together with the help of the internet to put this together from our homes all across the country. Hope it gives you a laugh! #itsgonnabeMay

My friend Grace Hodges Tice is the oboist in this lovely rendition of the Morricone piece. Please enjoy!

From the Facebook page:
“Gabriel’s Oboe” – during our Covid 19 isolation time. This is one of my favorite pieces of music and it was a privilege to record with these amazing artists: Erika Fish Johnson(cello), Grace Hodges Tice (oboe). I dedicate this to my daughter, Melody McCain Dowdy. We hope you enjoy this wonderful Ennio Morricone composition and that you consider sharing this on your Facebook page for others to enjoy.

Oh my, but he amazes me!

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Sonata #2 for Violin (BWV 1003), Allegro
*arrangement for oboe by Eugene Izotov*

Eugene Izotov continues to put together amazing videos. Please enjoy!

W.A. Mozart: “Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja” from The Magic Flute
Eugene Izotov (oboe 1 & 2)

More Bach, and this time featuring Katherine Needleman on oboe. And Katherine Needleman on piano.

Adagio from the Sinfonia of Bach’s Easter Oratorio

… and as close as I will come to the opera for the time being. Sadly we should have been in rehearsals for this right now.

Bravo to these fine musicians, though!

W. A. Mozart: “Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen” from The Magic Flute
Denis Bourakov, flute; Eugene Izotov, oboe


Beethoven, Trio for 2 Oboes and English horn, Op. 87, Adagio
Eugene Izotov, oboe
James Button, oboe
Russ deLuna, English horn