Asian Double Reed Association Conference 2011

We are very excited to announce that the Oboe Duo Agosto will be travelling to Bangkok, Thailand in August! We are invited to participate at the inaugural conference of the Asian Double Reed Association. We will be presenting a duo concert entitled “The Asian-American Experience Enriches the World of Oboe Playing”, which features Asian folk, American folk, contemporary and cross-cultural music written and arranged for the oboe and the English horn, including two world premieres written for us by American composer Phil Salathe and Taiwanese composer Feng-Hsu Lee. Charles will also be presenting, together with Lily Lin, piano faculty at the University of Mahidol, a lecture recital on the oboe transcription of  Brahms’ second violin sonata.

We look forward to the musical and cultural exchange!

Lunchtime Series at the Atwater Library

We are very excited to announce to the Montreal audience that the Oboe Duo Agosto will be presenting the Storytelling Oboes program at the Atwater Library on Thursday, June 10th 2010 at 12:30, as part of the library’s Lunchtime Series.

So mark the date in your agenda, come to the Atwater library on June 10th at 12:30 and let’s share a musical lunch together. Free coffee will be served!

For more detail please refer to the library website:

http://www.atwaterlibrary.ca/event/thursday-june-10-at-1230-pm

Folk Songs and Poems

We have recently uploaded our arrangements of selected Taiwanese folk songs and Vaughan Williams’ Blake Songs. A big thank-you goes to Mr. Dean Giavaras, who has  made our recording session from  last December at Shure‘s Performance Listening Center a wonderful experience.

Click here to listen to the melodies. Enjoy!