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Hofstra’s Dept. of Music Celebrates Oboe Day, Oct. 24

On Saturday, October 24, oboe players of all ages and levels of proficiency are invited to take part in Hofstra University’s 3rd Annual 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)
  • Oboe Reed Clinic with Heidi Wolfgang, instrument repair technician
  • Mini Private Lessons
  • Oboe Ensemble (All participants are invited to play!)

Admission is free and includes lunch. For more information call 917-991-1045 or email hevrehmusic@gmail.com.

 

 

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