His Eye Is on the Sparrow, arr. Zanaida Robles
Baylor A Cappella Choir

Ko Matsushita: Ave Verum Corpus
USC Chamber Singers

Announcement time!

This Opera San José season was the final one for my friend and colleague Pam Hakl. I will miss her, for sure. Twenty years of playing together in opera, and even more in symphony. What a time we’ve had!

The opportunity, however, spoke loud and clear to me. I submitted a request, and it was approved: I am no longer principal oboe of Opera San José. I will, instead, play second oboe and English horn.

I am so grateful for all the years I was able to play principal, and when I think back on all the repertoire we’ve done I’m even more grateful. But principal oboe is a bit stressful, and I’m ready to move to a slightly less stressful (most of the time, anyway) position.

I don’t know, yet, when auditions will take place for principal oboe. As soon as I do I will certainly announce that here.

Kinley Lange: Esto les digo
First Christian Church; Luke Hancock, Conductor

But NOT after Ovid! Nope. “After Covid”!

Composer: Piet J. Swerts
Oboist: Bram Nolf

Read about it and purchase the music here.

I’m assuming that #5 (Digital Transformation) is somehow played through a device but it’s still Mr. Nolf playing …?

Eva Ugalde: Miserere
Vokalensemble des Mädchenchors der Sing – Akademie zu Berlin; Friederike Stahmer, Conductor

04. May 2024 · 2 comments · Categories: Listen, Oboe

This is a lovely version of Gabriel’s Oboe. I met Keve many years ago … maybe she’ll remember, but maybe not? I think she was in town playing for a show. It’s all a vague memory now, but she played some audition pieces for me, and I do know I was impressed with her playing. If I’m remembering correctly the late Ken Cramer had invited me to meet her and hear her play.

Posted with Keve’s permission … THANK YOU!

Keve Wilson, oboe
Justin Rothberg, guitar
Scott Petito, engineer
Josh Dewoody, videographer