26. May 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

bout to throw this oboe out the window

25. May 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Evening Music · Categories: Sunday Evening Music

Carol Barnett: Agnus Dei
Salt Lake City Vocal Artists; Dr. Brady Allred, Conductor

25. May 2014 · Comments Off on David Weiss 1947-2014 · Categories: Losses

I learned yesterday that David Weiss has died. I heard him play musical saw last year at the IDRS, and he and I had conversed a bit via email due to this website. He will be missed. I send my sympathies to his family as they deal with this sudden shock. He was far too young ….

A rather young Mr. Weiss with the L.A. Philharmonic (1979):

A bit later, playing Telemann:

From the YouTube page:
David Weiss, Oboe. Izabela Spiewak, Violin.
Alpha Walker, Piano. Yang Xi, Viola
live performance from the tour of ” Two duo and a Saw ” in NY,

Here he is on the saw:

From the YouTube page:
Astor Piazzolla’s OBLIVION arranged for musical saw, flute, bassoon, and piano by Alpha H. Walker. Performed live by the Weiss Family Woodwinds: David Wiess, oboe and musical saw, Dawn Weiss, flute, Abe Weiss, bassoon, and Alpha H. Walker, piano.

And finally …

2011 – Tribute to David Weiss from Christopher Allport on Vimeo.

25. May 2014 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music

Tomás Luis de Victoria: Vidi Speciosam
El Leon de Oro

24. May 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

My mom is telling my family how I used to be so good at playing the oboe but I never played the oboe

23. May 2014 · Comments Off on I Know It’s May, NOT December · Categories: Nutcracker, Videos

.. and I know, too, that you probably don’t need to hear Nutcracker ANY time of the year, but … well …

(And I watch this and just keep thinking, “THE REED! THE REED! You are going to ruin the REED!”)

23. May 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Busting out my oboe tonight. Determined to learn a new sonata this summer.

22. May 2014 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

Film idea: Oboe Cop.
Policeman fights crime with a double-reeded woodwind instrument.

Today is Heinz Holliger’s 75th birthday. From what I read, this was performed just two months ago. Will I be playing when I’m 75? Hmm. Doubtful!

21. May 2014 · Comments Off on Live Webcast: Così fan tutte, Saturday, May 24 · Categories: Concert Announcements, Opera

I received this via email:

Così fan tutte
Saturday, May 24
7:30 p.m. Central
Cahn Auditorium, Evanston
Michael M. Ehrman, director
Emanuele Andrizzi, conductor
Libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte
Two young officers agree to a wager with the philosopher Don Alfonso, who insists he can prove that the officers’ lovers are fickle–just like all other women. The soldiers disguise their identities, beginning their test of the women’s fidelity in a tale that walks the line between drama and farce. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Visit our webcast page or our YouTube stream approximately 10 minutes prior to the performance to watch the live video feed. If you do not see any video on the screen, refresh the page periodically until live footage is available.
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