07. May 2010 · Comments Off on Lady Gaga & Bassoons · Categories: Videos

I can’t help but marvel at the name “Lady Gaga” … can you imagine one of us oldsters taking on a bizarre name like that? Hmmm. I really don’t know anything about the singer, aside from the fact that she likes to be incredibly “interesting”. But these Eastman bassoonists take her on, and I’m guessing this video will do some travelin’:

Now my guess is that “Lady Gaga” is gonna see this and go … well … gaga over it. Ya think?

07. May 2010 · Comments Off on Yikes! · Categories: Ouch!

Gustavo Dudamel had pulled a muscle in his neck while conducting Dvorak’s Cello Concerto on the first half of the concert, and would be unable to continue on the second half. This with the tour coming up. Associate conductor Lionel Bringuier, 23 years old, stepped in to conduct Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique” Symphony, as they say, on short notice.


… and here is the review.

07. May 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: operaplot

Nope. I’m a loser. Sigh. Well, except for a “side pot” which was a CD of Anna Karenina … but I feel a tad guilty about that one since it’s from my very own Opera San José. So oh well. I’m no operaplot queen, as it turns out. Who knew? 😉

Will I do it again next year?

Oh probably. Right now I feel as if I’ve used up all my little ideas, and I know they aren’t quite as clever as the winners’ were, but I continue to wish and dream and all that jazz. Besides, it was just too darn fun!

Wanna see who did win? Here are the deserving winners. Congratulations to all of you!

Thanks, Marcia Adair, for putting this thing together again. It was a great diversion from reed making, to be sure. 🙂

07. May 2010 · 2 comments · Categories: Videos


07. May 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

so i have to write a paper today all in french about the history of the oboe. we’ll see how that goes…

07. May 2010 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Yahoo! Answers

Am i weird because i find oboe easy to play?

on of my best friends plays oboe and he was teaching me and another friend how. the other person plays sax and couldn’t make a sound. i play flute and i played a perfect concert F. is it weird that i find it easy to play oboe? i heard it is the hardest woodwind instrument to play

Do check out the answers here. 🙂

07. May 2010 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Pleasure · Categories: Videos, WWQuintet

A new work for woodwind quintet, by Matthew Brown

Three Bagatelles for Woodwind Quintet
Midnight Winds: Amy Tatum, flute; Alison Lowell, oboe; Andrew Leonard, clarinet; Katie Faurado, horn; Maciej Flis, bassoon



Simply, Cantabile: