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Classical Classroom

Classical Classroom, Episode 10: Oboe playing as an x-treme sport with ROCO’s Alecia Lawyer

In this episode, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra's Artistic Director, founder, and principal oboist, Alecia Lawyer takes Dacia inside the mind of an oboe player. In this strange world, people grow their own (bamboo), enjoy fame alongside Willie Nelson, and live on the edge without all of the annoying parachutes and bungee cords.


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Audio production by Todd Hulslander, with pearls of editing wisdom from Dacia Clay.

Music used in this episode includes:

– Le Tombeau de Couperin by Ravel:  St. Paul chamber Orchestra with Kathy Greenbanks, principal oboist

– La Scala, by Rossini: (look for the Season Finale)

– Shostakovich Symph #5, Mvt. III

– Tchaikovsky #4 Mvt. II, Lorin Maazel with the Cleveland Orchestra

– Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Mvt III oboe solo


– Stravinsky Pulcinella Suite, Mvt II, Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta


– William Schuman New England Tryptich,  Mvt. II. When Jesus Wept, Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony