26. May 2011 · Comments Off on Patrick Summers · Categories: Announcements, Opera

Houston Grand Opera conductor Patrick Summers has been named the organization’s artistic and music director in a shuffle of top management after the departure of general director Anthony Freud.

Summers has conducted more than 45 operas in his 13 years with the Houston Grand Opera. He also is principal guest conductor of the San Francisco Opera and appears with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and other leading companies.


26. May 2011 · Comments Off on Read Online · Categories: Read Online

As a lifelong musician, I know the value, indeed the necessity of mutual respect among musicians who may differ in race, religion, politics, etc., in order to achieve the best possible musical result. In two of the orchestras in which I’ve been involved (New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Symphony), the first oboe and first flute players hated each other until their retirement. Yet they made beautiful music together for over 25 years.

Joseph Eger

I read it here.

So do you hornists out there know Mr. Eger? I didn’t, but googling led me here so now I know about him.

I don’t, however, know who he is referring to when it comes to the oboists and flutists!

But yes, we don’t always get along with our colleagues. But we work together and, if we are doing things as we should, no one in the audience should have a clue that we don’t always get along.

I’ll be there! Maybe you will too! (I play the Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Piazzolla’s Oblivion.)

Saturday May 28, 2011 @ 8pm
First Congregational Church
900 High Street, Santa Cruz

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco – Guitar Concerto No.1, Op. 99
Mesut Ozgen – Guitar

Agustin Barrios Mangore – La Catedral
Mesut Ozgen – Guitar

Piazzolla – Oblivion
Patricia Mitchell – Oboe

Piazzolla – Los Quatros Estaciones Portenäs
Cynthia Baehr – Violin

26. May 2011 · Comments Off on NewToMyEars™: Reynaldo Hahn · Categories: NewToMyEars™

Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947)

Susan Graham sings “À Chloris”

26. May 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: FBQD

After spending my almost my entire day with the [name here] Youth Symphony Junior Orchestra, I’m thinking that I sure would like to give up Clarinet and take up Oboe

26. May 2011 · Comments Off on For Your Listening Enjoyment · Categories: For Your Listening Enjoyment

G.P.Telemann “La guerre en la paix”

26. May 2011 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I LOVE her oboe. Its so pretty. You should try out the english horn one day. Its better than oboe.