I'm planning a recital of underperformed works for oboe & English horn & a variety of other instruments...even an actress is involved!
I'm an oboist who has wanted to do a recital for a long, long time...but I also run a busy reed business and ironically, don't have a lot of time to practice during the school year when people need a lot of reeds. So, during this year's summer lull, I've decided to prepare the recital program that has been in my mind for AGES. I've also recently relocated back to my hometown of Knoxville, TN, and have some very talented, dear friends who have agreed to play with me.
I've planned this recital to happen in September 2011. The date and time are not yet set, as I'm still trying to get personnel confirmed, and I'm waiting to hear back from venues about availability. As things get firmed up, I'll edit this project to reflect that.
My program includes a fun piece for English horn and Actress by Christopher Berg, called Why Else Do You Have an English Horn? The program will also include the Prokofiev Quintet, Op. 39, for violin, viola, bass, oboe, and clarinet. I've seriously wanted to perform this for about 10 years but haven't known the personnel willing to do it.
I'm seeking funding because though all the people playing with me on this recital are my friends, they're also talented, professional musicians should be compensated as if this were any other job. The funding will also cover venue rental, and if possible, publicity and promotion. Admission to the recital is free, so your generous donations (along with extra money I can set aside from my reedmaking income) will be the only source of funding for this project. Any funding that exceeds what I've requested will be split up amongst the accompanying musicians.
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