Oboe Bliss

 Tom Nugent (oboe) with fellow Left Coast musician and wife, Andrea Plesnarski

Tom Nugent (oboe) with fellow Left Coast musician and wife, Andrea Plesnarski


Elinor Armer • Sacred Forest for English Horn and String Quartet WORLD PREMIERE
Anthony Porter • Five, Six, Heaven for String Trio
Kurt Rohde/Manuel De Falla • Suite Populaire Espagnole for Flute, Oboe, and String Quartet
Elinor Armer • Taking the Waters on Oling Island
Arthur Bliss • Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet, Op.44, F.21

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Left Coast’s own Tom Nugent is featured in a program that includes an Arthur Bliss quintet.  Nugent describes this idiosyncratic piece, “the quintet is lush, with French impressionistic and English pastoral sonorities that combine as a counter point to 20th century outburst.  It would seem that Bliss in this 1927 work is entering the 20th century kicking and screaming but always coming back to his tonal and stylistic roots.”  Kurt Rohde is making a new arrangement of Manuel De Falla’s 1926 Suite Populaire Espagnole especially for this program. We revisit Anthony Porter’s Five, Six, Heaven, a work commissioned by the LCCE Intersection Workshop.

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Doors open an hour before concerts. Open seating. 

MILL VALLEY 
142 Throckmorton Theatre
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Sunday, January 31, 2016 7PM 

SAN FRANCISCO 
SF Conservatory of Music
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Monday, February 1, 2016 8PM 

 Anthony (Tones) Porter, composer

Anthony (Tones) Porter, composer

 Elinor Armer, composer

Elinor Armer, composer

photo credit: Graham Owen "blue morpho butterflies"