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Oboes on the Ohio, Dwight Parry, Oboe

161105 OVS Dwight ParryNovember 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

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Dwight Parry is just rounding out his first decade as the principal oboist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he held the same position with the San Diego Symphony and was a fellow with the New World Symphony. He has performed as guest principal oboist with groups including the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, the Atlanta Symphony, the Los Angeles Opera, and the Deutsche Symphonie of Berlin. Originally from coastal Southern California, he found his passion for music studying piano, voice, and jazz saxophone. It was not until late in high school, however, that he began playing the oboe and truly found his calling.  He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music with John Mack and at the University of Southern California with Allan Vogel and David Weiss, a gentleman who also taught him to surf.

Mr. Parry is sought after for concertos, recitals, and chamber music around the country and abroad.  Past appearances have featured the works of Mozart, Goossens, Haydn, Bach, Strauss, Vivaldi, Albinoni, Barber, and Marcello.  He was recently the featured soloist in Mexico City for Vaughn-Williams’ wonderful concerto for oboe. In July 2016, he will be the soloist for the Strauss Oboe Concerto at the Shippensburg Music Festival.  Mr. Parry will again perform the Strauss Oboe Concerto in February 2017 for his third subscription solo appearance with his own orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony. Mr. Parry is an Adjunct Faculty member at both the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and at Northern Kentucky University.  He also teaches privately and gives masterclasses at schools and festivals throughout the year. 

Sérénade     Françaix
Oblivion     Piazzolla
L’Horloge de Flore  Françaix
Vocalise     Rachmaninoff
Ma Mere l’Oye Ravel
Libertango Piazzolla