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Drake guest recital to feature music for oboe and cello

September 25, 2009
CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

On Sunday, Sept. 27, Drake University will host guest oboist Lorraine Duso in a recital, assisted by Drake accompanist Jessica Anderson on piano and Assistant Professor Ashley Sidon on cello.

The performance, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. on the Jordan Stage in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.

Duso will perform pieces for oboe, piano and cello, which will include: 

  • "Six Metamorphoses after Ovid Op.49 for Solo Oboe" by Benjamin Britten

  • "Sonatine for Oboe and Piano" by Pierre de Breville
  • "The Beautiful Flowers Blooming on the Mountain for Oboe and Piano," a Chinese Folksong arranged by Xiaoshou Wang and Zhu Wei Ying      
  • "The Days Between for Oboe and Piano" by John Williams  
  • "Fifteen Studies for Oboe on the Sonatas for Solo Violin" by Johann Sebastian Bach and arranged by André Cailliéret             
  • "Duo for Oboe and Cello" by José Vieira Brandão 
  • "Cenas Infantis for Oboe, Cello and Piano" by João Guilherme Ripper Maracatú

Duso, assistant professor of music at the University of Central Arkansas, is principal oboe in both the Conway Symphony and Pine Bluff Symphony, as well as second oboe with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

She has performed internationally in orchestras including the Knoxville Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonica de Estado de Mexico and Orquesta Sinfonia de Jalapa in Mexico.

Duso holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Indiana University, as well as a master’s degree in music from Manhattan School of Music and a doctoral degree in musical arts from the University of Michigan.