Tchaikovsky: Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Bolcom: Serenata Notturna
Bartók: Quartet No. 1
This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Peter Schoenbach
Richard Woodhams is Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He has made frequent solo appearances with the Orchestra in Philadelphia, as well as in New York, Boston, and other cities throughout the United States and Asia in collaboration with its four previous music directors. His recordings with the Orchestra include Richard Strauss’s Oboe Concerto with Wolfgang Sawallisch. Mr. Woodhams has given first performances with The Philadelphia Orchestra of solo works by J.S. Bach, Bellini, Haydn, Rochberg, Christopher Rouse, Joan Tower, and Vaughan Williams. He has also given premieres of chamber works by William Bolcom, Chuck Holdeman, Thea Musgrave, Bernard Rands, Ned Rorem, Richard Wernick, and Ellen Taaffe Zwilich.
Mr. Woodhams has played solo works with such notable musicians as violinists Alexander Schneider and Itzhak Perlman, pianists Christoph Eschenbach and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and the Guarneri, Shanghai, and de Pasquale string quartets. He has also recorded Joan Tower’s Island Prelude with the Tokyo String Quartet.
Since 2000 Mr. Woodhams has taught and played annually at the Aspen Music Festival, where he performed Christopher Rouse’s Oboe Concerto in 2009 with David Robertson; he has also participated in the Marlboro and La Jolla music festivals, among others. He began his musical studies in his native Palo Alto, California, with Raymond Dusté and started his orchestral career with the Saint Louis Symphony under Walter Susskind at the age of 19.
Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Harold Robinson, double bass; Erica Peel, flute/piccolo; Richard Woodhams, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Juliette Kang, violin; Che-Hung Chen, viola; Edgar Meyer, double bass
Schulhoff: Concertino for Flute, Viola, and Double Bass
Prokofiev: Quintet, Op. 39
Duos for two double basses TBA
Ten celebrated artists bring the richness of Bach’s music for voice, strings, winds and organ to the American Philosophical Society.
Crusell: Oboe Quintet, Op. 9
Tower: Island Prelude
Françaix: English Horn Quartet
Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Ludwig: The Catherine Wheel
Wernick: Songs of Joy and Blessing [World Premiere]
Bolcom: Serenade No. 3 for String Quartet and Oboe, "Serenata Notturna"
Hindemith: Kleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2
Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet
Barber: Summer Music, Op. 31
Thuille: Sextet in B-flat Major, Op. 6
Haydn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 64, No. 6, Hob. III:64
Bolcom: Serenade No. 3 for String Quartet and Oboe, “Serenata notturna” [World Premiere]
Mendelssohn: String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80
Chris Brubeck leads his quartet in a performance of standard jazz works and the Philadelphia Premiere of Vignettes for Nonet. Program announced from the stage.