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Dept. of Music Celebrates Its First Oboe Day

Oct 16 • Community, High Schools, K-12, Music, Performing Arts, Uncategorized • 1177 Views • Comments Off

Saturday, November 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; FREE

On Saturday, November 2, 2013, oboe players of all ages and levels of proficiency are invited to take part in Hofstra University’s first Oboe Day, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the New Academic Building on Hofstra’s South Campus. Oboe Day is made possible by a generous grant from the D’Addario Foundation.

The history of the oboe may be traced back to the mid-17th century. It is a slender woodwind instrument with a conical bore and a double-reed mouthpiece, having a range of three octaves and a penetrating, poignant sound. Many oboists make their own reeds to suit their own individual sound.

Oboe Day activities include:

  • Master Class with Judith Dansker (Professor of Oboe, Hofstra University – pictured above)
  • Oboe Repair Clinic with Heidi Wolfgang
  • Reed Making Clinic
  • Mini Private Lessons
  • Performance by Hofstra Double Reed Ensemble
  • Oboe Ensemble (All participants are invited to play!)

Admission is free and includes lunch. Preregistration is required for the Oboe Repair Clinic. For more information call  917-991-1045 or email hevrehmusic@gmail.com.

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