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Richard Woodhams, oboe

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    Overview

    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.

    Dover Quartet w/ Richard Woodhams, oboe

    Friday, October 20, 2017 - 8:00 PM

    Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    The Program

    Tchaikovsky: Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
    Bolcom: Serenata Notturna
    Bartók: Quartet No. 1

    Orion Quartet
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    Orion Quartet w/ Richard Woodhams, oboe

    Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
    Kirchner: Quartet No. 1
    Beethoven: Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

    This performance features a free pre-concert lecture at 1:45pm with Karl Middleman

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    An Evening of Bach Cantata Arias

    Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 8:00 PM

    Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
    427 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    Ten celebrated artists bring the richness of Bach’s music for voice, strings, winds and organ to the American Philosophical Society.

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    Richard Woodhams, oboe; Juliette Kang, violin; Lisa-Beth Lambert, violin; Che-Hung Chen, viola; Yumi Kendall, cello; Kiyoko Takeuti, piano

    Date: Monday, April 29, 2013 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Crusell: Oboe Quintet, Op. 9
    Loeffler: Rhapsodies
    Tower: Island Prelude
    Françaix: English Horn Quartet

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    Richard Woodhams, oboe; Juliette Kang, violin; Lisa-Beth Lambert, violin; Che-Hung Chen, viola; Yumi Kendall, cello; Allen Krantz, guitar; Don Liuzzi, percussion; Kiyoko Takeuti, piano

    Date: Sunday, October 25, 2009 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Settlement Music School, 416 Queen Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19147

    Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
    LudwigThe Catherine Wheel
    WernickSongs of Joy and Blessing [World Premiere]
    Bolcom: Serenade No. 3 for String Quartet and Oboe, "Serenata Notturna"

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    Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Richard Woodhams, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon; Jennifer Montone, horn; Kiyoko Takeuti, piano

    Date: Monday, January 14, 2008 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Private: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106

    HindemithKleine Kammermusik, Op. 24, No. 2 
    Fine: Partita for Wind Quintet
    BarberSummer Music, Op. 31
    Thuille: Sextet in B­-flat Major, Op. 6

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    Guarneri Quartet w/ Richard Woodhams, oboe

    Date: Sunday, October 23, 2005 - 3:00 PM

    Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19102

    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

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    Brubeck Brothers Quartet; Jeffrey Khaner, flute; Richard Woodhams, oboe; Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon; David Wetherill, horn

    Date: Monday, March 1, 2004 - 8:00 PM

    Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

    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.

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