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24. September 2010 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

just got my new oboe and im rocken the roof of this joint?

24. September 2010 · Comments Off on Fall for Music Weekend at Pepperdine 2010 · Categories: Announcements, Double Reed Days and Festivals

Fall for Music Weekend at Pepperdine 2010
Pepperdine University Music Department (Malibu, CA)
Thur., Sept. 30 – Sat., Oct. 2, 2010

Events Include:

Oboe Master Class: “Tabuteau’s Method Book Comes to Life”
Joseph Robinson, New York Philharmonic (Ret.)

Performance: Bach Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin
Joseph and Mary Kay Robinson with the Pepperdine University Orchestra

Clinic: “An Introduction to Woodwind Repair”
Lorrie Berkshire Brown, George Mason University

Presentation: “Where do Oboes Come From?”
Jeremy Walsworth, Howarth of London

Lecture: “Pre-Concert Oboe and English Horn Section-Building”
Lorrie Berkshire Brown and Meredeth Rouse, United States Army Band
“Pershing’s Own”

Handmade Howarth of London Oboes and English Horns will be on display
Saturday from 10am-6pm.

All events take place in the Ahmanson Music Building and Smothers Theater.
Free and open to the public!

Oboe Master Class Program

Portland Opera invited comic artists (those who draw comics, not those who act funny … at least I think that’s what it meant!) to Pagliacci. You can see some of their work here.

until Mother’s Day.

Thanks Mom!!

24. September 2010 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Sufjan inspired me to get my oboe back out.

i’m laughing my *** off as my dad tries to fit me and city hall in the same frame because in a circle around the tall table just behind him are two 60-year-old couples sharing a sweetly smelling joint sticking shyly out of a cigarette holder. not only that, but as my dad’s standing there taking these pictures, one of the old guys is holding the joint out to me asking me if i want to partake. of course i wanted to, but i politely refused, laughing, because i was out with my dad. the old dude’s reply? “come on! it’s the opera!” indeed! and, let me say for the fourth time in this post, 3.5 hours is quite a long time to last without at least a breeze of intoxication.

(The blogger was attending San Francisco Opera on the same night as us. We missed this little scene.)