04. December 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: BQOD

It is so wonderful to be able to play again in a decent group. I am playing an opera and am just having a blast. It really amazes me sometimes just how much I love playing the oboe. Really, music is such a HUGE part of ME and I don’t think there is any instrument more beautiful than the oboe.

(I’ve been negligent; no BQODs or TQODs recently … sorry folks … I know how necessary they are. Or … um … not.)

04. December 2009 · Comments Off on ANNOUNCING! · Categories: Announcements

Please let me be one of the first to alert you to a new oboe business! Bob Hubbard was my oboe teacher beginning at about the age (mine, not his!) of thirteen. I then went on to sit next to him in the San Jose Symphony, when I won the English horn position there. He is a dear friend, and wonderful man. And NOW he and his wife, Christy, are open for business. Do check out … drum roll please … Westwind Double Reed.

I think you’ll find the site not only handy for equipment, but for the wealth of information there. For instance, click on the shaper tip link. Then click on one of the tips, say the Lucarelli … not only will you read the specs on the tip, but you’ll see a nifty bio of Mr. Lucarelli as well. How cool is that?! You can spend hours at that site, for all this sort of info.

Check it out!

04. December 2009 · Comments Off on Sixth Day of Advent · Categories: Advent

04. December 2009 · Comments Off on The Perfect Reed · Categories: Links

What does make a reed perfect for you? Here’s the question. Do you have the answer? (I’m assuming you can’t access the page if you aren’t a Facebook person, but if you are, why don’t you post your definition!)

04. December 2009 · Comments Off on Read Online: Concert Announcement · Categories: Concert Announcements, Read Online

I’ll verify later … no time currently … but I just read this:

This concert:

Albrecht Mayer, Oboe

MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo
STRAUSS Concerto for Oboe in D major
STRAVINSKY Eight Instrumental Miniatures
MOZART Symphony No. 36 in C major “Linz”

will be streamed(audio) LIVE here on Saturday December 5th at 8pm here:

If you miss the live stream, it will archived several days later here (I think):