William Wielgus, oboe

Wed, Sep 26 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL

William Wielgus, oboe

Wed, Sep 26 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


William Wielgus enjoyed a 30-year career (1990-2017) as an oboist with the prestigious National Symphony Orchestra. Prior to his time in the NSO, Wielgus served as English horn of the Oklahoma Symphony and principal oboe of the South Bend Symphony. He has also appeared at many major summer music festivals, including Aspen, Tanglewood, and Spoleto. A charter member of the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Wielgus has performed as soloist in works of Honneger, Strauss, and Bach. He also serves as artistic coordinator of Teatro Lirico of DC, an organization promoting Hispanic music in the Washington, D.C area, and is collaborating with the conservatories of Lima and Trujillo to commission, perform and record oboe music of Peru. Currently on the oboe faculty at American University, Wielgus earned degrees from Indiana University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an Artist Diploma from the University of Cincinnati.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Kyle Abraham's company, A.I.M, brings its "lush movement, infectious music and magnetic dancers" to the Forbes Center for the first time!



  • Jeremy Denk is "a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs" (The New York Times).



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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