31. July 2009 · Comments Off on Recital Planning · Categories: Recital, UCSC

Every other year I am required to give a recital at UCSC. I really enjoy playing chamber music, and we are allowed to do that rather than do solo works. The trouble, though, is finding the time to rehearse. In addition, most of us live distances away from each other, and teach on different days at UCSC. I’m sure this year will be a challenge, as always.

So far we have this: the date (November 6), location (UCSC Recital Hall), and four players (flute, oboe, clarinet and horn). We have to wait on what we are hoping will create a woodwind quintet, as we are having to hire a new bassoonist. I’m hopeful we’ll know who that is by next week and can get moving on all of this. What we don’t have, aside from that fifth player, is repertoire. I have some works that are good possibilities, and there is a composer who might be composing a work for oboe, clarinet and bassoon … it would be fun to do a brand new work!

Oh … and we now have the name of our recital too:

No Strings Attached

Fun, eh? 🙂

15. June 2009 · Comments Off on Oboe Duo · Categories: Oboe, Recital, Videos

I just located some oboe recital videos and was surprised to find a name I recognize! While we’ve never met, I have visited Victoria Sabonjohn’s blog, and so I feel as if I know her a wee bit at least.

Dr. Ann Adams and Victoria Sabonjohn. Music by Gilles Silvestrini. Performed at Stetson University, DeLand FL. :

21. September 2008 · Comments Off on I Just Read This … · Categories: Recital

Anyone near Eastman?

Student Degree Recital – Michael McGowan, oboe
Eastman School Kilbourn (KH)
Sunday, September 21, 2008
9:00 pm to 10:30 pm

The Eastman School of Music hosts student recitals throughout the academic year. Program information is subject to change and is not available in advance.
All recitals are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Thats’ a late start. Is it typical of these recitals?

I did crack up at the “subject to change” thing. If they don’t make the program available in advance how will we know it’s been changed? Hmm?

If anyone ever wants me to post a recital notice please let me know. I’m happy to do it! (I just posted this one because I happened upon it.)