Ove Hanson and Frances Kenney, oboes
Handel – Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7
Vivaldi – Concerto for two oboes in D minor RV 535
Hidgon – Dance Card
Pre-concert chat begins at 1:45pm. Special event: Members of the 18th-century Genteel Society will be dressed in their finest period clothing and have samples of sweets and treats on hand.
About the soloists:
Frances Kenney lives on Whidbey Island with her husband and two daughters and has never known life without music. She grew up in Ohio and studied oboe performance at Indiana University for 3 years before deciding to pursue a career in Waldorf Education. After a 10 year hiatus from music performance, she heard about Whidbey’s newly formed community orchestra, and decided that if she could make a playable reed, she would dust off her oboe and give it a try. Amazingly, the reed worked! She met Legh Burns at the first rehearsal, who invited her to play with the Saratoga Orchestra, and she has been playing oboe ever since. She also enjoys teaching music at the Whidbey Island Waldorf School, singing and playing with the Island Consort, and being a part of this vibrant artistic community.
Ove Hanson has been a freelance musician and oboe teacher in Seattle since 1977. After receiving his Masters in Oboe Performance from the University of Washington, where he studied with Laila Storch, he started working in various music venues such as the 5th Avenue and Paramount Theatres, and as an extra with the Seattle Symphony and Opera. He was the principal oboist of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra for approximately 30 years. Currently he is teaching private oboe lessons and continuing to do a fair amount of freelance playing. He has enjoyed playing with the Saratoga Orchestra since its inception.