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Here are a few mementos from some of my adventures!

CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA IN SEVERANCE

CONCERTO FOR ORCHESTRA IN SEVERANCE

After a CIM performance of Bartok's Concerto for Orchestra in Severance Hall. I performed the work as the principal oboist.

Photo courtesy Arthur Mueller

FABIO LUISI TCHAIKOVSKY 6

FABIO LUISI TCHAIKOVSKY 6

Maestro Luisi leading the PMF Orchestra in a performance in Kitara Hall in Sapporo, Japan.

SELECTING OBOE CANE AT RDG WOODWINDS

SELECTING OBOE CANE AT RDG WOODWINDS

I'm helping my UT oboe colleagues select the best quality cane at RDG Woodwinds in Los Angeles, California. If only I could fly down there every time I needed more cane!

NRO POPS CONCERT AT LAKE DILLON

NRO POPS CONCERT AT LAKE DILLON

The National Repertory Orchestra performed their annual July 4th concert at the Lake Dillon ampitheatre in Colorado.

BRAHMS DOUBLE REHEARSAL

BRAHMS DOUBLE REHEARSAL

Maestro Luisi conducts the PMF Orchestra with the the astonishing David Chan, concertmaster of the Met Orchestra, and amazing Rafael Figueroa, principal cello of the Met.

NORTH COAST WINDS

NORTH COAST WINDS

Photo courtesy of Greg Wilson

BASS OBOE

BASS OBOE

Reheasing Strauss' Alpinesinfonie with Eugene Izotov. This was my first experience playing the bass oboe! It is in the key of C and sounds and octave lower than the standard oboe.

PMF OBOES Eine Alpensinfonie

PMF OBOES Eine Alpensinfonie

After a performance of Strauss' Eine Alpensinfonie, Nuria tries to reed-fight with my bass oboe. Eugene Izotov, Alexander Vvedenskiy, Megan Kyle, me, Nuria Schmidt

RECEPTION IN TOKYO

RECEPTION IN TOKYO

Fabio Luisi and I after our final concert in Japan.

PACIFIC MUSIC FESTIVAL REHEARSAL

PACIFIC MUSIC FESTIVAL REHEARSAL

Maestro Luisi rehearsing Stravinsky's Petrushka

PMF OBOES

PMF OBOES

BACKSTAGE WITH REBECCA HENDERSON

BACKSTAGE WITH REBECCA HENDERSON

My former teacher, Rebecca Henderson, stopped by Breckenridge, CO to catch a performance by the National Repertory Orchestra.

COVENTRY TRIO

COVENTRY TRIO

Mary Kausek, Drew Sullivan, and Jeiran Hasan

BIRTHDAY DINNER WITH RICHARD KILLMER

BIRTHDAY DINNER WITH RICHARD KILLMER

Professor of Oboe of the Eastman School of Music, Richard Killmer, stopped through Breckenridge on his drive up to Canada. He took the oboists out for a lovely dinner!

FUN TIMES WITH ERIN HANNIGAN

FUN TIMES WITH ERIN HANNIGAN

Principal Oboist of the Dallas Symphony, Erin Hannigan, visited Breckenridge and gave a wonderful masterclass to the oboists of the NRO.

PMF OBOES

PMF OBOES

It was kimono day for the PMF Academy members!

DINNER IN JAPAN

DINNER IN JAPAN

Violinist Steven Rose and I observe Daniel Matsukawa, Principal Bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra, remove the bones from some delicious Hirame.

PMF OBOES

PMF OBOES

KAYAKING IN COLORADO

KAYAKING IN COLORADO

With a morning free from rehearsal, some of the NRO musicians headed out to the lake for some water sports

MARION KUSZYK MASTERCLASS

MARION KUSZYK MASTERCLASS

CIM GRADUATION

CIM GRADUATION

After commencement, I pose with CIM's orchestra conductor, Carl Topilow

UT OBOES WITH CAROLYN HOVE

UT OBOES WITH CAROLYN HOVE

After a wonderful masterclass with Carolyn Hove, oboists from the University of Texas at Austin pose with LA Phil's incredible english hornist.

RITE OF SPRING IN SEVERANCE HALL

RITE OF SPRING IN SEVERANCE HALL

Nathan Moffet took a picture of the CIM orchestra performing in the beautiful Severance Hall. I performed as principal english horn!

PLEASE FEED THE ANIMALS

PLEASE FEED THE ANIMALS

Some curious audience members come to the pit to take a closer look at the musicians during a Pittsburgh Opera matinee performance of La Boheme.

NORTH COAST WINDS

NORTH COAST WINDS

Photo courtesy of Greg Wilson

CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

CHAMBER MUSIC WORKSHOP

North Coast Winds performed for students in Chagrin Falls. After the performances, we gave a chamber music workshop.

NORTH COAST WINDS

NORTH COAST WINDS

NCW gets a little playful in our photo shoot with Greg Wilson. I decorated my reed with reed lipstick.

ARABESQUE WINDS

ARABESQUE WINDS

I had the pleasure of performing with the lovely ladies of the Arabesque Winds for the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

NCW IN MIXON HALL

NCW IN MIXON HALL

NCW premieres a work commissioned for us by local composer, Nicholas Landrum. This performance took place in Mixon Hall.

NCW WITH COMPOSER NICK LANDRUM

NCW WITH COMPOSER NICK LANDRUM

NCW GETS FESTIVE AT SEIDMAN

NCW GETS FESTIVE AT SEIDMAN

Members of the North Coast Winds pose for a quick photo after performing some holiday tunes in the lobby of Seidman Cancer Center.

Christmas at Seidman

Christmas at Seidman

Members of the North Coast Winds performed holiday tunes in the lobby of Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland. Wolfgang [A. Mozart} is always over our shoulder!

OBOE SECTIONAL IN JAPAN

OBOE SECTIONAL IN JAPAN

BACKSTAGE WITH CELINE MOINET

BACKSTAGE WITH CELINE MOINET

Megan Kyle and I pose with Celine Moinet, Principal Oboist of Staatskapelle Dresden, after a performance in Japan.