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You may have noticed an unusual musical event on this month's classical calendar -- Oboes on the Ohio.
It's a celebration of all things double-reed (while oboes are in the
name, bassoon and English horn are definitely welcome). The festival is
for students, teachers, performers, and anyone interested in the
instruments.The one-day festival on the Ohio River will include
performances, lectures, workshops, classes, vendors, demonstrations, and
chamber music readings. Quartetto Gelato's athletic oboist Colin Maier is one of the featured performers.
Oboes on the Ohio takes place August 6
at the Ariel-Ann Carson Dater Performing Arts Centre in Gallipolis, Ohio. You can find out more about the event on the event website.
Bonus track: William Baker explains why oboe players need to be good with a knife
It's the last quiet month before concert seasons and college music programs really get started. Here are the concerts that I've found around the region. Let me know if I'm missing anything:)
Aug. 6: Oboes on the Ohio Aug. 7, 7pm: Kevin Michael, violin (Vance Memorial Presbyterian, Wheeling)
Aug.13: Paul Jacobs, organ (Upper St. Clair, PA)
Aug. 20: Huntington Symphony Orchestra Picnic with the PopsAug. 21: Pipes and Pedals at PamelArt: An Introduction to the
Pipe Organ (Montrose)Aug. 23: Peter Amstutz, piano (WVU Faculty Recital)
Aug. 27: Schmidt Vocal Competition (WVU)
Aug. 28: Lillian Long, organ (Alderson-Broaddus Faculty Recital)
Sept. 4: WV Symphony at Haddad
Sept. 4: Wheeling Symphony Under the Stars
I can't resist adding just a little something to this page. Here's a musical treat from Copenhagen to brighten a muggy Monday morning:)