This very special piece will make you smile with amazement.
Sandra earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Music degree from Yale University. Previous orchestral engagements include Principal oboe of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic in Indiana, Principal oboe of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans, Principal oboe of the Billings Symphony and Acting Associate Principal oboe of the Omaha Symphony in Nebraska. Sandra has her own business making oboe and English horn reeds, with sales nationwide. Her website is: sandysreeds.com.
During upcoming performances of 50th Anniversary Collage on March 3rd and 4th, Sandra will be featured performing the Rondo movement from Mozart's Oboe Quartet. Musicians Mary Kamack Kothman, violin, Bina Peters, viola, and Julia Cory Slovarp will join her.
When asked about the piece Sandra says: "the Mozart Oboe Quartet is a very special piece to me. I remember as a teenager hearing the piece for the very first time. My parents and my sister "suffered" through a Mozart marathon performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra in New York. The Oboe Quartet was performed at midnight! Ever since my first hearing of the piece I have performed it all over the country and am very excited to have the chance to perform the final movement on this year's collage concert. The Mozart Quartet is a terrific show piece with Mozart experimenting with the highest range of the oboe. I think Mozart had a wonderful time composing the piece for a oboist friend. If you listen closely you will hear his sense of humor throughout the movement. The piece should really make you smile with amazement."
She also adds: "I am delighted to join my colleagues from the Bozeman Symphony and love the idea of the collage program. Not only is it a showcase for members of the orchestra and chorale but wonderful for individual colleagues to have the chance to hear each other in a chamber music setting."