09. June 2010 · Comments Off on Divisa Ensemble at Santa Clara U. · Categories: Concert Announcements

According to one site I visited this concert is free …

Saturday, June 12, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Music Recital Hall in the Music & Dance Building at the Santa Clara University

Don’t miss the upcoming performance by the Divisa Ensemble:

Tomiko Tsai, flute
Adrienne Malley, oboe
Leah Carl, violin
Stephanie Ng, viola
Sara Styles, cello

Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 7pm

Works by Cambini, Uebayashi, Dohnanyi, Mozart, and Ponse

Reception to follow!

Adrienne is a very fine oboist. I’ve linked to the players’ sites that were easily located.

Hi Chamber Music Fans!

It’s time for another Willow Ensemble Concert. See all details below. Hope you can make it!

Time: 8PM
Dates: June 18 & 19
Place: Grace Church Chantry at 10th and Broadway

Program Details

For woodwind quintet:
Mozart: Overture to Marriage of Figaro
Ravel : Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Holst: Suite No. 2 in F

For string quartet:
Brahms: String Quartet Op. 51 No. 1 in C minor

Jorge Avila: violin
Alexander Sharpe: violin
David Gold: viola
Sarah Hewitt-Roth: cello
Reva Spitzer: Flute
Melanie Feld: Oboe
Dan Spitzer: Clarinet
Anthony Cecere: French Horn

$20 at the door
$15 in advance (Indicate which show you’d like to attend and the number of tickets need – we’ll put your name on a list at the door and you’ll get the $15 ticket price.)


–Timothy Emerson

Timothy is my very wonderful bassoon-playing brother! 🙂

09. June 2010 · Comments Off on Albrecht Mayer – Repost & More · Categories: Oboe, Videos

I put this video up in December, but I thought I’d post it again, as I love watching it myself, and I’m guessing some readers may have missed it.

… and don’t you love the rollers between the C/C#/E flat keys? ‘Bout time?!

I also love what he has to say about where our sound comes from. As I tell my students, I can pick up someone else’s oboe and reed and I’ll still sound like me.

Many thanks to David Mankin of oboerista for reminding me of this video via his Facebook post.

Here’s more on the album the video above mentioned:

For a while now I’ve been enjoying Husband Amused. Alexander Miller is an oboist. He’s also been recovering from brain surgery. Whenever I feel like whining I only have to read a blog like his to think “Oh, get over it!”

Not that I won’t still whine. It’s what I do. And I do it well.

But check out his blog. It’s a fascinating read. It’s also informative. And very amusing. 🙂

09. June 2010 · Comments Off on So Easy! · Categories: Videos

How to play the oboe in one easy lesson:

09. June 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I love the oboe part in all the Star Wars music.

09. June 2010 · Comments Off on No Oboe? · Categories: Birthdays!

Happy Birthday, Brandon! I’m so glad you were born.

(For those of you not in the know, Brandon is our older son. He is also “Altair Nouveau”.)

Hey! Where’s the oboe?!