No words necessary. (I can’t sing and play at the same time … not sure how folks do that!)

10. January 2017 · Comments Off on I Don’t Usually Advertise … · Categories: Listen, Recital

and especially not for a company like Amazon. But I will now confess to being a Prime member. I just realized I have access to stream some recordings and I’m currently blasting out Lorraine Hunt Lieberson because I find her a comfort. That voice is just unbelievably wonderful. She is missed by so many. If you are on Amazon Prime try this: Recital at Ravinia with Lorraine Hunt Lieberson and Peter Serkin. You won’t be sorry.

Not a composer I know at all … nor do I know these young musicians. But I hope you enjoy!

Low Shao Ying, piano
Bernice Lee, oboe
Zang Jion, clarinet

10. August 2015 · Comments Off on A Recital Teaser · Categories: Recital

… sort of! 😉

This is one of the works I’m playing at Charles Cramer‘s recital. I will not be playing this instrument, though. (But no reeds … hm … tempting!)

The work, Italian Dance, was originally written for oboe and piano. I promise.

In addition to this I’ll play a well known work by Albinoni but not really (figure that one out!) and a work that is by a famous nuevo tango composer.

31. July 2015 · Comments Off on Recital Announcement · Categories: Recital

A friend and fantastic photographer, Charles Cramer, is also a wonderful musician. He has asked me to join with him on his recital and I’m delighted to do so! Here is some info from Charlie:


Although I mostly do photography now, I did spend all of my years in college immersed in piano performance. I loved it…. And every once in a great while, I get the desire to do a program of piano music. I’ve selected some wonderful music by Scarlatti, Liszt, Ravel, and Mussorgky’s Pictures at an Exhibiton. Plus, I will accompany the terrific Patricia Mitchell in a few pieces for oboe.
If you have nothing better to do—there’s a reception with food afterwards!
Come and enjoy the wonderful 9 ft. Mason & Hamlin piano.

(Patty’s note: Charlie has this on his invitation too, which cracks me up. I love his sense of humor, don’t you?)


05. August 2014 · Comments Off on Robert Walters and Mingjia Liu · Categories: IDRS2014, Recital

I’m waiting for the recital to begin … one I definitely wanted to attend! Mingjia plays principal oboe in San Francisco opera and he’s a great musician … and he’s nice, too! I’ve not met Robert Walters, but I’m familiar with his fine playing and I’m pretty sure he’s one fine instructor.

They began with a duet not printed in the program. It is one I’ve played, but sure can’t remember what it is. Wonderful!

Mingjia is now playing the Britten Metamorphosis. I just love his sound. What a fine, fine musician.

~time lapse~

And really, did someone have a phone alarm set for 4:30 and did it go off during Niobe? Grumble.

~time lapse~

Next up an oboe and English horn duet by Alec Wilder. What a nice little work. If I did recitals these days I think it would be a fun one to do.

~time lapse~

Movements weren’t listed for the Wilder duet so no one applauded at the end. No one wants to be the one who applauds at the wrong time. Too funny.

Now it’s a Wilder work for English horn and piano, with Robert Walters on English horn. Again a work I don’t know. I like it!

~time lapse~

Mr. Walters just had the pianist lower the lid. I’m glad, as it was just a bit too heavy. (That should have been done at the morning recitals as well.) This Wilder is lovely.

Come to think about it, I wonder if this is on the Frank Sinatra conducts Alec Wilder (yes … really!) CD I have. Mitch Miller is the oboe/English horn player on that recording. Again … really! I think that was with strings, though. Now I’m going to have to pull that out.

~huge time lapse~

I had to wait to write about the final work, Britten’s Temporal Variations. Mingia played it, and it was simply amazing. It was done with projected visuals on a screen behind, and while it was amazing, it was also chilling. Terribly chilling. As it should be. (When one sees images of Hitler and all one shouldn’t feel comfortable.)

At the end the audience was silent.

Again, as it should be.

What a concert.

29. May 2014 · Comments Off on Anyone in NYC? · Categories: Recital

Alex just emailed me (hi Alex!) with a link to this video and his recital info.

Update with info!

St James Church
865 Madison Ave, New York, NY
Alex Liedtke, oboe
Christopher Jennings, organ/piano

JS Bach – Oboe sonata in gm
JS Bach – Trio sonata in CM
Henry Martin – Prelude and Fugue in D
Eugene Bozza – Fantasie Pastorale
Maurice Drufle – Sicilenne
Malcolm Arnold – Sonatina
Oliveier Messiaen – Transports de joie

18. February 2014 · Comments Off on This just in … Michael Adduci Recital Next Week! · Categories: Recital

I can’t believe Mike can manage to do this while in the middle of the Madama Butterfly run. He clearly has a lot more energy than I!

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14. February 2011 · Comments Off on Anyone in Arizona? · Categories: Concert Announcements, Recital

Recital Announcement:

Music for Oboe and Oboes
Martin Schuring, oboe

Sunday, February 20 · 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Katzin Concert Hall, ASU School of Music

Laura Arganbright, oboe
Kathryn Bloise, oboe
Erin Lovan, oboe
Tiffany Pan, oboe
Laura Smith, oboe
Erin Webber, oboe
Cooper Wright, oboe
Emily Kupitz, English horn
Allison Pickett, English horn

CPE Bach — Sonata in g minor (after the solo flute sonata)
Jacob ter Veldhuis — The Garden of Love
Beethoven — La ci darem la mano variations
Benjamin Taylor — Go Now! You MUST Go Now!
Jeffrey Rathbun — Three Diversions for Two Oboes
James MacMillan — Intercession
Gilles Silvestrini — Trois duos pour hautbois

Tickets are $9, $5 for students, and free to ASU students, faculty, and staff.

09. February 2010 · Comments Off on Final Reminder · Categories: Recital

… because it’s tonight!

Mike is a great musician (and wonderful reed maker too!). I highly recommend this recital … hoping to make it there myself.

The San José State University
School of Music and Dance Presents
A Faculty Recital
Michael Adduci, oboe

With Guest Artists
Victoria DiMaggio Lington, piano
Barbara Day Turner, harpsichord
Laurie Camphouse, flute
Carolyn Lockhart, bassoon
Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Concert Hall, SJSU School of Music and Dance
Tickets available at the door: adults $10, students $5,
benefiting the SJSU Music and Dance scholarship fund
Featuring the premiere of a new oboe work by Bay-area composer and SJSU alumnus, Kerry Lewis!
The SJSU Music Building is at the corner of 7th and San Antonio in downtown San Jose.
Parking is available nearby in the garages at 7th and San Salvador or at 4th and San Fernando.


Thomas Vincent: Sonata in A Minor for Oboe and Continuo, Op. 1 No. 2 (1748)
Gordon Jacob: Sonatina for Oboe and Harpsichord (1962)
Joseph Schwantner: Black Anemones (1980)
Kerry Lewis: Suite for Oboe with Piano Accompaniment (2009)
Madeleine Dring: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (1968)

I read it here.