Topic: Spoleto USA 2008 from a double reed prospective
I went to Spoleto USA the first weekend in June. I did hear Peter Kolkay play in the Schubert Octet. He, Eric Ruske, Todd Palmer, and the strings played a great concert.
I really didn't hear much oboe at all while I was there. But if I had been there another time I would have heard Firebird and lots of other oboe rep as well.
The oboists listed in the program book were:
Emily Brebach, Stanley Chyi, Annie Hennede, Merideth Hite and Catherine Weinfeld.
The four bassoonists were Aaron Apaza, Renee DeBoer, Matt McDonald and William Short.
I talked to Matt and Bill as they were playing in an opera that I attended. They told me they both went to Curtis. For some reason, I thought they seemed familiar to me.....then I REMEMBERED THIS YOUTUBE VIDEO. IT WAS THEY WHO ACTED AND PRODUCED IT!!!!