Our Thanks To: Events * International competition adjudicator and Howarth of London Oboe Manager, Michael Britton (left), invites you to Mr. Michael Britton Mr. Jeremy Walsworth www.howarth.uk.com en Op c! d l an b i ee e Pu r F th to audition the handmade instruments on display! Ms. Meredeth Rouse www.backbayreeds.com School of Music To l e a r n m o r e a b o u t t h e G M U O b o e S t u d i o, p l e a s e c o n t a c t : * Meet master reed-maker, Meredeth Rouse (right), of Back Bay Reeds! Introducing this valuable new handmade reed resource to players in the Northern VA area! 12:00pm — 1:00pm “Where do Oboes Come From?” A clinic by Master Oboe Builder and Howarth of London’s Jeremy Walsworth! Lorrie Brown, Ed.D. Professor of Oboe (Adjunct) [email protected] George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Music http://music.gmu.edu t a s r e t s a M e o Ob Mason 2010 Hosted by the GMU Oboe Studio Sunday, April 11, 2010 11am — 6pm 1:30pm — 4:30pm Master class by Joseph Robinson, Principal Oboist (Ret.) of the New York Philharmonic! Performing Arts Building Choral Room # 323 About Joseph Robinson For 27 years, Joseph Robinson served as principal oboe of the New York Philharmonic. Following his famous predecessor Harold Gomberg, he was the last oboist in America to study directly with the legendary Marcel Tabuteau. Like both of them, Mr. Robinson became one of the most distinguished orchestra musicians of his era. A native of Lenoir, NC Joseph Robinson majored in English and economics at Davidson College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and earned a Fulbright Award for study of federal governmental support to the arts in Germany. In 1983, he received an honorary Doctor of Music degree from his undergraduate alma mater, Davidson College, where with Zubin Mehta’s help he created a major scholarship fund for young musicians at the school. Since his retirement from the New York Phil in September 2005, Mr. Robinson has continued to appear extensively as an oboe soloist, chamber musician, teacher and clinician from Atlanta to Alaska. Performances have included concerti by J. S. Bach; G. F. Handel, J. C. Bach, W. A. Mozart, R. Vaughan-Williams, J. Francaix and R. Strauss, which he played eight times during the summer of 2007. He also appears often in duo concerti and recital programs with Mary Kay Robinson, his violinist wife. Photo Credit: www.oboejoe.net "Had Robinson achieved the degree of success in government as he has in musical performance, no doubt he would have his own Cabinet department, or perhaps a third party of idealists cheering him on the hustings. That is to say, his oboe playing leaves no room for improvement, only for dreams." - Tallahassee critic following 1984 performance of the Vaughan Williams Mr. Robinson continues to coach and teach each summer at the Bowdoin International Music Festival and to participate in the Bellingham Festival of Music. He is a member of the board of directors of the Pacific Arts Association. In April 2006, together with award-winning film maker Jason Starr, he produced in New York City’s Riverside Church an historic concert/documentary of Mahler’s Second Symphony, broadcasts of which began in 2008. Katie Kane is a senior at George Mason University, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Music as well as in English, with a concentration in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. She is a University Scholar and a member of the Honors Program. Katie is principal oboist in the GMU Wind Symphony and the GMU Symphony Orchestra, and has played in the GMU Chamber Orchestra as well as several GMU Opera performances. She has also played in various chamber ensembles and has been a member of the woodwind quintet Quintasia since its formation in 2006. Katie was a winner of the 2009 George Mason University Concerto Competition and is a student of Dr. Lorrie Brown. ——————————————————————— Bryan M. Walker, a native of Milford, DE is a first-year oboe performance major at the University of Delaware, where he studies with Lloyd Shorter. Bryan began studying the oboe in 8th grade and, shortly afterward, discovered the English horn. In the short time since then, he has had the honor of performing in master classes with Pedro Diaz and Thomas Stacy. Before attending the University of Delaware, he studied with Larry Walker and was a participant in the Delaware All-State Orchestra and Senior Concert Band. ———————————————————————– Ryan Jones has appeared as an orchestral and chamber musician, as well as a soloist, across the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, currently holding the position of Principal Oboe with the Peabody Concert Orchestra. He has also played English horn with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. An advocate for new music, he has appeared with Peabody’s Camerata in 2009, playing Nicholas Maw’s “Little Concert” for Oboe solo and Orchestra. Also, as an advocate for early music, he has appeared with the Baltimore Baroque Band. In December of 2008, Ryan was called upon by the Astoria Symphony to play oboe and English horn on tour featuring the Moscow Ballet Company while in Baltimore. He has appeared in master classes with Nathan Hughes, Liang Wang, and Scott Bell. Among other engagements, he has received a Semper Fidelis Award of Musical Excellence from the United States Marine Corps, and is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar of Instrumental Music. Ryan is currently a sophomore oboe student of Katherine Needleman, pursuing a Bachelors of Music at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Evgeny A. Sidorov holds his Associate of Arts Degree in Music from the L. Sobinov State Musical College in Yaroslavl, Russia; Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music (the “Red” Diploma with Distinction) and Post Graduate studies from the State Conservatory of Kazan, Russia. Evgeny is the winner of the 1st All-Russian Competition for Wind Instruments in Kazan, Russia. Since coming to the U.S. in 2007, he has been associated with the CUA Symphony Orchestra, the Landon Symphonette, the Washington Opera Camerata, Montgomery College Symphony Orchestra, among other orchestras in the Washington DC area. Since 2006, Evgeny held faculty positions at the Kazan State Conservatory, Russia, where he taught the oboe and wind ensemble graduate studies, along with being an assistant conductor of the Winds Band. Currently, Evgeny is an active member of the Metropolitan Washington DC Federation of Musicians, Local 161-710. ——————————————————————————— A native of Baltimore, oboist Elise Pohl has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician with many ensembles throughout the Baltimore area, including the Morgan State University Choir. She earned dual undergraduate degrees in Oboe Performance and American Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), while studying under Vladimir Lande. Elise currently leads the oboe section in the UMBC Symphony Orchestra, and has been called upon by orchestras in the area, including the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra and the Community Orchestra of Southern Maryland. She will return to the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra in the summer of 2010. Elise has also been a featured soloist and in the Music Forum at the Maryland State Boychoir Center for the Arts, the Church of the Good Shepherd, and Liberty Reformed Presbyterian Church. In the summer of 2005, she participated in the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestra’s tour of Russia and Estonia. Elise is the recipient of various achievement awards in music from UMBC, including the 2008 Kauffman Innovation Fellowship for Music and Entrepreneurship, which she used to establish a successful concert series. ——————————————————————————— Min Son, a student of Dr. Linda Monson, is a piano performance major pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at GMU. In addition, he is also pursuing studies with a pre‐med emphasis. Min was selected to perform for the 2007 Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts Musicale. He also presented an All‐Chopin Recital in the spring of 2007. Min won the competition last spring and performed the Bach concerto in D minor with the GMU chamber orchestra. He was selected as a Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the piano performance majors in 2009. Master Class Program Min Son, piano accompanist Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314: I. Allegro aperto ....................... Mozart Katie Kane, George Mason University Oboe Method: Etude #26 ............................................................... Barret Bryan Walker, University of Delaware Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55 ................................... Beethoven Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36 ....................................... Tchaikovsky Ryan Jones, Peabody Institute Concerto in D major for Oboe: I. Allegro moderato ....................... Strauss Evgeny Sidorov Concerto in D major for Oboe: II. Andante, III. Vivace .................. Strauss Elise Pohl About Jeremy Walsworth Becoming a co-owner of T.W. Howarth of London in 2002, Jeremy Walsworth has collaborated with oboists across six continents in advancing the quality of oboes. He is respected worldwide as a master builder of fine woodwind instruments, and as one of this century’s major innovators in the field of oboe design. His commitment to the future of oboe artisanship at T.W. Howarth began in 1981, after he graduated from Newark College in Nottinghamshire, England, with a Diploma in Woodwind Making and Repair. Jeremy has performed around the United Kingdom as a jazz saxophonist and woodwind doubler, and recently had his own info-mercial on the B.B.C..Jeremy enjoys a game of golf now and then, as well as spending time with his daughter Ellie, his son Joey, and his brother, Walter Raye, a rock artist on the Virgin Label. ———————————————————————— About Michael Britton Michael Britton is respected worldwide for his knowledge of the oboe and English horn. He studied at music college in London and was oboe and English horn player in the Performing Arts Council Orchestra, Pretoria and the South African Radio Symphony Orchestra for several years. He also taught oboe at the University of Pretoria and in the UK. Whilst in South Africa he played with fine oboists from many western countries and developed an interest in the various teaching methods in conservatoires around the world, the different styles of playing and the wide range of reeds styles. He had ordered Howarth instruments when a student but the company was very small and the waiting list was so long that he had left the country before they were made! On his return to London in 1978 he joined Howarth and took responsibility for oboe sales and development. For the past thirty years, working with the production team, he has led the development of the Howarth range of instruments, tested and tuned the professional oboes and English horns and travelled worldwide exhibiting Howarth instruments. He continues to be very interested in oboe playing, reeds and musical training and arranges masterclasses by overseas artists in London and in 2002 was the first western European jury member of the Lodz International Oboe and Bassoon competition in Poland.
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