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Oboist Frank Stalzer has died.  He taught oboe at Arizona State and also played in the Gammage Wind Quintet and the Phoenix Symphony.

Memorial Service for Frank Stalzer
Sunday, June 5th  at  2 PM
Church of the Beatitudes
555 W. Glendale Avenue
Phoenix, AZ   85021

Services will be in the Sanctuary. Refreshments following the service in Nelson Hall.

If people are unable to attend they can send cards to:


Frank Stalzer
c/o Barbara Pineda (Stalzer)
6646 N. 43rd Ave.
Glendale, AZ   85301

Barbara Pineda (Stalzer) 623-243-0924

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Bassoonist Herb Fawcett has died.  Herb graduated from Curtis and studied with Schoenbach.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate … =179665082
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Oboist Larry Glickman has died.  He was an early graduate of the North Carolina school of the Atrts and also graduated from Stony Brook.  I think he might have taught and played in some orchestras too.  If I can get more info I will post it.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesu … =180139625

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Bassoonist Peter Bergquist has died.  He taught many years at the U of Oregon. His obit says he gave the first performance in Alaska of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/regist … =180537486

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Oboist Wayne Roller has passed away.  According to the article, he played in several orchestras including Wichita, Dallas and Buffalo.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kansas … =180620624

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It is with great sadness that present and past members of our orchestra(City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) and staff mourn the passing of Karen O’Connor, Principal Oboe during the Rattle and Oramo years, and much-loved member of our ensemble.

https://cbso.co.uk/news/in-tribute-to-karen-oconnor

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Susal Stebbins Collins has died.  She graduated with an oboe performance degree from the St. Louis Conservatory in 1980.  She was a student of Peter Bowman.
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/brattl … =180800868



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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/desmoi … =181199671

Debra Gordley (1955 - 2016) has died.  Her obituary states that she was the principal oboist in the Des Moines Community Orchestra for the last 21 years.  She played in it 9 years before she became principal.

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/cobrands/desmoinesregister/photos/dmr063132-1_20160826.jpgx?w=130&h=180&option=1&v=0x0000000036e0975a

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Peter Figert has died.  His obit doesn't say specifically that he played bassoon, but he helped develop Fox bassoons and wrote some pieces for bassoon.  He had to be a bassoonist.

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit … id=7081348

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Bassoonist Bill Scribner has passed away. I posted an earlier message about this. More details will follow.

James Jeter, D.M.A., NYC Bassoonist
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Joanne Pherigo has died.  Her obituary states that for a living she was a dental hygenist, but she played oboe for many years in the Kalamazoo Symphony and also played in some orchestras in Florida.  See her obit here:

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignit … =182245741

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bozema … =182343883

Joyce Roll Barton has died in Montana.  Her obit said she played the oboe for many years in the Regins (Saskatchewan) Symphony.

http://ak-cache.legacy.net/legacy/images/Cobrands/bozemandailychronicle/Photos/62cb45c6-b60f-406c-ba34-b6fd5680097b.jpg

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David Moran just posted on the IDRS fb page that oboist David Abosch has died. This news was announced from the stage of the Colorado Symphony on Sunday. He was the principal oboist of the Denver Sym and then the Colorado Symphony for many years.   I was just thinking of David the other day.
The Detroit Sym just streamed Walton's Symphony No. 1.  That piece is a real personal favorite of mine.  The first time I ever saw and/or heard it was with the Denver Symphony, and David Abosch in the late 70s or early 80s.

Here is a picture of David from many years ago...
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news- … d161907762

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Just a very short obit for David Abosch, but there is no mention of his connection to the Colorado Symphony or the oboe
http://obittree.com/book-of-memories/27 … ituary.php

Here is a statement from the Colorado Symphony

Colorado Symphony
December 5 at 3:18pm
With great sadness, we at the Colorado Symphony share the news of the passing of David Abosch on Friday, December 2, 2016. David was Principal Oboist for the Denver Symphony Orchestra, and would later become a leader in organizing and rebuilding the DSO into the Colorado Symphony when he assumed the role of Artistic Director in 1989, at the time of the Colorado Symphony's inception. A dedicated musician, he accomplished all of this while continuing to perform with the orchestra.

David—a native of Brooklyn, NY—was first introduced to classical music at the age of 13. He was entranced with the oboe from the start and his passion for the instrument translated into a great artistry for making music.

David won the Duke Ellington Scholarship at the Julliard School of Music, where he studied with Harold Gomberg. In 1949, he accepted a position as Principal Oboist of the Denver Symphony Orchestra, subsequently the Colorado Symphony, continuing in the position until 1991.

In recognition of his work and special efforts, he received the Mayor's Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1991 from Wellington E. Webb, then Mayor of Denver. David retired from the Colorado Symphony in 1995 after 46 years of service.

In addition to his years with this orchestra, David was actively involved in the Central City Opera Festival, where he played in the orchestra and acted as Personnel Manager. He founded the Denver Baroque Ensemble, together with his wife, Irene, who also served as Assistant Concertmaster in the Denver Symphony Orchestra and then Colorado Symphony from 1953 until 1995.

David was on the music faculty at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado and Colorado Women’s College. Throughout his life, David’s love of music permeated his daily life, whether listening to KVOD or playing from his extensive collection of recordings.

David has left an indelible mark on the music community of Denver, though his legacy of students who have gone on to become fine musicians in their own right and his many admirers who loved to listen to him perform. The Abosches led the efforts to endow the Principal Oboe Chair, which is named in their honor.

Memorial services were held for David today, December 5, at 10:30 a.m., and our thoughts are with his family and friends.

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(Thanks to Marsha Burkett for letting us know about this.)

Oboist Donny Gibson has died.  He passed away in July 2016.   Some of you may know Donny from the Wayne Rapier oboe trips to southern France.  He may have come to a convention or two, but I am not positive about that.  I played with Donny in the Asheville Symphony and some church jobs in the early 80s.  If I am not mistaken, Donny used to take the bus from his home in Franklin, NC to Asheville in order to play in the ASO.

http://www.maconfuneralhome.com/book-of … ituary.php

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Karl-Friedrich Wentzel has posted on the IDRS Facebook page that oboist Georg Meerwein has died.   Here is some info about Georg....he had a very interesting career. He taught in Brasil for a while and his big job was in the Bamberg Symphony in Germany, where he played EH and principal oboe.....He also taught Albrecht Mayer and I am sure many others.
http://www.henleusa.com/en/the-publishi … rwein.html

Here is a pic of Georg playing the oboe....
Scroll down and look on the bottom right....
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5645/23162817103_038e29e6ec_b.jpg

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David McGill just posted on his Facebook page that bassoonist Bob Barris died suddenly earlier today in NC.  Bob had retired from teaching at Northwestern and DePaul.

https://m.facebook.com/joan.barris

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(Thanks to Will Safford for letting us know about this one.)

Nice picture in the upper left corner of link....
Oboist Alvin Fossner has died.  He played in the Albany and Schenectady symphonies.  He studied at NEC.

http://simplechoicescremation.com/tribu … tuary.html

Obituary of Alvin Fossner

Alvin K. Fossner, 93, passed away March 22 at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes.

Born in Worcester MA, he was a music educator who taught in the South Colonie Schools in the early 1960’s and then had a 30-year career teaching college at Jersey City (NJ) University and Columbia University Teacher’s College. He left a musical legacy of a great number of students of whom many became professional musicians and teachers themselves.

He was an extraordinary musician who performed professionally on all the woodwind instruments in symphony orchestras and for musical theater until the age of 91. He was principal oboist for the Albany Symphony and Schenectady Symphony in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s before moving to New Jersey.

Al’s musical training was at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he met his future wife Jeannette, an accomplished pianist who shared his same passion for teaching and performing music. World War II interrupted his college years and he served in the US Army for three years before returning to graduate.

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Roger Widder has died.  He went to Northwestern and studied with Alfred Barthel.  Most of his career was spent at the University of Arkansas where he was chair of the music dept for a number of years and a woodwind instructor and a band director.

http://www.mooresfuneralchapel.com/?pag … id=1942803

.....he enrolled at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois where he studied oboe with Alfred Barthel, retired member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He received a Bachelor of Music Education degree in 1947 and a Master of Music degree in 1948. The school year of 1948-49 was spent teaching at Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State University) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. where he taught woodwind instruments and led the ROTC band. In September of 1949 he was hired as woodwind instructor and assistant band director at the University of Arkansas where he remained until retirement in 1990, progressing through the ranks to full professor and acting as chairman of the Music Department for 9 years.

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Danish bassoonist and theoretical physicist Peter Bastian has died.  Here is a google translation of the article and a picture too..

See below for a youtube VIDEO featuring him....

http://translate.google.com/translate?s … edit-text=

Youtube video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcsB_iRpniw

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Oboist John Renzi has died.

John was an oboist in military bands, including the US Marine Band.  His father Paolo played oboe in the NBC Sym under Toscanini,. and his brother Paul was principal flute in the SF Symphony for many years too.....

Scroll toward the bottom here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ob … story.html

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Here is an interesting obituary.  Roy Hendrick took up the oboe in his 70s because his local band needed a oboist.  He passed away as he was listening to the Mozart Oboe Concerto, one of his favorite works..
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newspr … =185303146

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Marsha Burkett posted this info on the IDRS facebook page. 

Nigel attended some of Pat McFarland's masterclasses and lived in Sudbury, ON.
http://obituaries.sudbury.com/mobile/ob … x?id=38066

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Svetoslav Slavchev has died.  He was a Bulgarian bassoonist and active on the IDRS facebook page.  Condolences to his family, colleagues and friends.

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Philosopher, musicologist and oboist Peter Kivy has died.  He went undergrad to U Mich and got a master's degree in musicology at Yale.  He got a Phd in Philosophy.  He was an oboe student of Ronald Roseman, and in his retirement played oboe quite a lot  at Woods Hole MA.
http://www.capenews.net/falmouth/obitua … 9ef6c.html

https://www.philosophytalk.org/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/kivy.jpg

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