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 firstname.lastname@example.org.