Sticks & Reeds: Percussion & Oboe

In 2016, Marin Alsop’s final season, we shone a spotlight on the spectacular musicians of our oboe and percussion sections with a very special chamber music concert titled “Sticks & Reeds.” We will now share that recording in two parts, accompanied by two short documentaries on each section by award-winning filmmaker Sasha Friedlander.

Oboe: Karen Wagner, principal; Alexander Miller; Paula Engerer (English horn); Percussion: Galen Lemmon, principal; Scott Christian, Ward Spangler, Svet Stoyanov, Nick Matthiesen, Gregory Messa, Anne Hsu; James Wyman (timpani); Michael Sheppard (piano)


REEDS Concert Program:

Duration: 26 mins, introduction by Karen Wagner, principal oboe
James MacMillan: Intercession (1991)
Introduction by Alexander Miller, composer/oboe
Alexander Miller: A Thousand Less Than Three (2016) [World Premiere | Festival Commission]


STICKS Concert Program:

Duration: 35 mins, introductions by Galen Lemmon, principal percussion
Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic: Trio Per Uno (1995, 1999)
Rüdiger Pawassar: Sculpture in Wood (1995)
Askell Masson: Rhythm Strip (1997)
Jim Casella: Cyclone (2010)

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