02. February 2011 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

A funk band with oboe?

02. February 2011 · Comments Off on WorldReeds™: Italian Zampogna · Categories: WorldReeds™ · Tags: ,

Because yes, bagpipes are reed instruments too!:

Washburn University, Instructor of Oboe

Washburn University Department of Music invites applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Oboe beginning August 2011.
Qualifications: earned Masters degree and a successful record of recruiting, teaching and performing. College teaching experience is required. The successful applicant will be asked to recruit students and maintain a public profile as a performer and teacher. The successful applicant may also be asked to teach additional courses that would be commensurate with the candidate’s background and skills.

Deadline: Application review will begin on March 28, 2011 and continue until the position has been filled. Send application letter, vita, copies of transcripts and name/addresses/phone numbers of a minimum of three references to Dr. Rebecca Meador, Adjunct Instructor of Oboe Search Committee, Washburn University, Department of Music, 1700 SW College Ave., Topeka, KS 66621. Do not send additional materials until requested. Candidates under consideration may be required to send a performance CD within one week of request. Electronic files will not be accepted. Applicants will be required to submit to a background check prior to hire. Arrest information is not considered in the selection process. To enrich education through diversity, Washburn University is an EOE. Candidates from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. www.washburn.edu.

I’m heaving a huge sigh of relief about the “arrest information” part. (KIDDING! Really … I’ve never been arrested. Yet.)

I wish I could put the program here, but I haven’t a clue how to do that, but go here and listen to a program about Angela Casagrande. I found it interesting and fun. It’s 14 minutes long, but surely you can spare a bit ‘o time, can’t you?

I’ve often wanted to say to an audience, “Do you KNOW how nervous I am right now?” or “This reed is such a pain. It really wants to honk in the lower register.” But of course we aren’t supposed to admit our fears and foibles.

Except maybe on blogs, eh?

So anyone live in or near Ottowa? Here’s some concert info:

Angela Casagrande, the story-telling oboist
The Double-Double (Reed) Concert
with bassoonist Kirstin Day and Jane Perry piano
Music by Edward Elgar, Francis Poulenc and others
Friday, February 4th 7:30 p.m.
First Unitarian Congregation on Cleary Ave (off Richmond Road near Woodroffe)
Tickets: $20, $15 for students and seniors or pay what you can

02. February 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

oboe lesson. Missed it on tues to meet Joe jonas. Going to a lesson hungover is karmas punishment

… and I’m not sure what to say about someone’s stupidity in publicly tweeting about it.

02. February 2011 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment, Opera

I start rehearsals for Barber of Seville today with Opera San José (today is our orchestra only rehearsal). I’ll look for a variety of videos to share as I go along … I’m sure I’ll find some fun ones. Or at least I hope so. I’ll start with this “orchestra missing” video:

Too bad they skip the opening with the oboe solo.

02. February 2011 · Comments Off on Ich habe genug · Categories: Listen

Fitting for today, “Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple”

Johann Sebastian Bach, BWV 82 “Ich habe genug”, I. Aria

Thomas Quasthoff, Baritone
Albrecht Mayer, Oboe
Berlin Baroque Soloists
Cond.: R. Kussmaul