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GYO looking for oboe and bassoons for 2018!

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Glendale Youth Orchestra is currently seeking oboe and bassoon students to join the orchestra in 2018.  Follow the link to get more information on the orchestra and auditions. 

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Concert Invite: Christmas Concert at Grace Community Church

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I am playing oboe at this year’s Christmas Concert at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley on December 14-17.  This is their “Christmas card to the community” and is filled with glorious music.  Tickets are free but hard to grab, so let me know ASAP what night you would like to attend and I can [...]

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Concert Invite: Nutcracker in Oxnard

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I absolutely adore playing The Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky.  The last couple of years I have had the joy to play english horn next to some great musicians at the Oxnard Performing Arts Center.  Come see us on December 9 and 10 – information and tickets HERE or on Facebook.

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Concert Invite: Angel City Chorale

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I will be playing oboe with the Angel City Chorale tonight and tomorrow in their concert “A (New) Home for the Holidays!”  This is an upbeat, fun concert and you will enjoy it!  More information and tickets at the ACC Website or on Facebook.

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Study shows importance of earplugs for musicians

Interesting article highlighting the importance of protecting our hearing in an orchestral setting! https://www.limelightmagazine.com.au/news/ear-plugs-essential-orchestral-musicians-study-finds/

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Big news in Orchestra management

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The LA Phil finds its new CEO in Seattle – follow the link below to read the LA Times article! http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-phil-president-simon-woods-20171117-story.html  

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Thanksgiving Break

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Happy November! As we look toward the end of the month and the Thanksgiving holiday, I wanted to send this notice regarding lessons. There will be NO lessons the week of Thanksgiving, November 20-26. Lessons will resume as usual on November 27. Thank you and I wish you and your families a lovely Thanksgiving day.

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Pulcinella Oboe Trio

One of my favorite pieces played by some of the top players in the world as an oboe/english horn trio?  Yes please! Eugene Izotov & Mingjia Liu, oboes Russ deLuna, English horn Lorée Day at San Francisco Conservatory October 20, 2017 Listen and enjoy!

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Local Orchestra News

The big news in the local orchestra scene is that the Los Angeles Philharmonic may soon have a new principal oboe – Ramon Ortega of Munich. More information at this article from Slipped Disk!

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Final call to enroll for CM – deadline approaching!

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Just a quick reminder that if you haven’t responded regarding enrolling your child for CM, the deadline is approaching on October 31!  Let me know ASAP if your student would like to participate.

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