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Music in the hands of an Optimist.

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Lydia is available for performing opportunities. If you are looking for an oboist, then please consider this seasoned professional to make your next event a success.

Her experience includes:
• Symphony Orchestras
• Wind Ensembles
• Chamber Groups
• Pit Orchestras
• Solo Entertainer
• Religious Services

Lydia can also be your musical consultant.

  • Repertoire List

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    Solo Works (Oboe):
    T. Albinoni: Oboe Concerto in D minor, Op. 9 No. 2
    T. Albinoni: Concerto for 2 Oboes in C Major, Op. 9 No. 9
    C.P.E. Bach Sonata in G minor
    J.S. Bach: Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor
    J.S. Bach: Quia respexit from MAGNIFICAT
    J.S. Bach Sonata in G minor
    J.S. Bach: Sinfonia (Arioso) from Cantata No. 156
    S. Barber: Canzonetta, Op. 48
    V. Bellini: Concerto for Oboe in E-flat major
    B. Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49
    D. Cimarosa: Concerto in C major for Oboe and Strings first movement
    A. Dorati: Duo Concertante
    A. Dorati: Five Pieces for Oboe
    J. Francaix: L’horloge de flore (the flower clock)
    Gabriel’s oboe from “The Mission”
    G.F. Handel: Oboe Sonata No. 1
    P. Hindemith: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
    J.N. Hummel: Introduction, Theme and Variations, Op. 102 for Oboe and Orchestra
    J. Kalliwoda: Morceau de Salon, Op. 228
    Jonathan Kane: Midnight in Alaska (premier performance)
    Michel Lambert: Three Airs de cour, I. Goutons un doux repos (baroque oboe)
    W.A. Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C major
    A. Part: Spiegel im Spiegel
    A. Pasculli: Le Api
    W. Piston: Suite for Oboe and Piano
    F. Poulenc: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
    C. Saint-Saens: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
    R. Schumann: Three Romances for Oboe and Piano
    R. Strauss: Concerto for Oboe in D major
    G.P. Telemann: 12 Fantasias for transverse flute without bass I & II
    G.P. Telemann: Siebenzehnte Lection des [Getreue] Music-Meisters (baroque oboe)
    V. Williams: Oboe Concerto (first movement)

    Orchestral Works: Principal Oboe
    John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music
    J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 21
    J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 84
    J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 134
    J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 147, arr. H. Park
    L.Van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
    L.Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
    A. Berg: Violin Concerto
    G. Bizet: Carmen Suite No. 1
    A. Borodin: Symphony No. 2
    J. Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
    J. Brahms: Tragic Overture
    M. Charpentier: Te Deum
    C. Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Fawn
    E. Elgar: Enigma Variations, Variations on an Original Theme for Orchestra (Enigma) Op. 36
    E. Greig: Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16
    F. Handel: Funeral Anthems for Queen Caroline (selections)
    F. Haydn: Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, “Drum Roll”
    H. Lash: Requiem
    G. Mahler: Das lied Von Der Erde
    E. Mehul: Les Deux Aveugles de Tolede - Overture
    W.A. Mozart: Coronation Mass in C major (Krönungsmesse)
    W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17
    W.A. Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor
    W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (movements 3&4)
    M. Mussorsky: Night on Bald Mountain
    M. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    Mark O’Connor: The Improvised Violin Concerto
    S. Prokofiev: Suite from Lieutenant Kije
    S. Prokofiev: Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Classical”
    M. Ravel: La Valse
    N. Rorem: Our Town (opera)
    G. Rossini: Italian Lady in Algiers Overture
    G. Rossini: La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) Overture*
    C. Saint-Saens: Danse Macabre
    C. Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
    F. Schubert Mass in E-flat major
    F. Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, D. 485
    F. Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major (‘Great’)
    F. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B Minor (Unfinished)
    D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1 in F minor, Op. 10
    D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47
    D. Shostakovich No. 10
    R. Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann Suite*
    S. Stucky: Take Him, Earth
    Liliya Ugay: Morning Call
    G. Verdi: La Forza del Destino
    G. Verdi: Macbeth, Acts 3 & 4 (semi-staged opera)
    R. Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
    J. Zelenka: Miserere in C minor

    Orchestral Works: English Horn
    J.S. Bach: “Aus Liebe” from St. Matthew Passion
    B. Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra
    H. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
    C. Debussy: Petite Suite
    G. Holst: The Planets, Op. 32
    H. Lash: Requiem
    B. Martinu: Symphony No. 4
    M. Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
    M. Mussorgsky: Pines of Rome
    O. Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances

    Orchestral Works: Bass Oboe
    G. Holst: The Planets, Op. 32

    Decets/Octets:
    L.Van Beethoven: Wind Octet in E-flat major, Op. 103
    A. Dvorak: Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44
    G. Enescu: Decet for Winds in D major, Op. 14
    W.A. Mozart: Serenade No. 10 in B-flat major “Gran Partita”
    W.A. Mozart: Serenade No. 11 in E-flat major
    W.A. Mozart: Serenade No. 12 for Winds in C minor
    V. Persichetti: Serenade No. 1 for Winds
    R. Strauss: Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 7

    Septets:
    P. Hindemith: Septet for Winds

    Sextets:
    D. Argento: Six Elizabethan Songs
    F. Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Wind Quintet, Op. 100

    Quintets:
    J.S. Bach: Cantata BWV 84, second aria
    S. Barber: Summer Music for Woodwind Quintet
    A. Barthe: Passacaille
    B. Bartok, arr. Halquist and Sommer: Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107, Nos. 148-153
    E. Bozza: Scherzo for Wind Quintet
    M. Bresnick: Just Time
    I. Fine: Partita for Woodwind Quintet
    J. Francaix: Wind Quintet No. 1
    J. Ibert: Trois Pieces for Woodwind Quintet
    M. Laurello: Saudade
    G. Ligeti: Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
    G. Ligeti: 10 Pieces for Wind Quintet*
    D. Maslanka: Quintet for Winds No. 3
    F. Mendelssohn, arr. William Purvis: String Quartet No. 2
    C. Monteverdi: Three Madrigals, arr. by C. Sommer, B. Kennedy, & W. Purvis
    W.A. Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-flat major, K452
    C. Nielsen: Wind Quintet, Op. 43
    G. Pierne: Pastorale
    S. Prokofiev: Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Bass, Op. 39
    J. Rameau: Gavotte with Six Doubles
    M. Ravel, arr. Mason Jones: Le Tombeau de Couperin
    M. Ravel, arr. Frank Morelli: Ma Mere l’Oye (Mother Goose)
    P. Schickele: A Year in the Catskills
    L. Schifrin: La Nouvelle Orleans
    I. Stravinsky: Pastorale: Song Without Words, for violin and woodwind quartet
    P. Taffanel: Wind Quintet in G minor
    G. Verdi: Overture to Nabucco, arr. C. Halquist

    Quartets:
    J.S. Bach: Aus Liebe will mein Heiland streben from St. Matthew Passion (English horn)
    J. Francaix: Quartet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
    W.A. Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello
    W.A. Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E-flat major, K297b

    Trios:
    M. Arnold: Divertimento for Flute, Oboe, and Clarinet, Op. 37
    G. Auric: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
    J.S. Bach: Seufzer, Tranen, Kummer, Not
    J.S. Bach: Quia Respexit from Magnificat in D major (oboe d’amore)
    J. Francaix: Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
    D. Milhaud: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (parts)
    F. Poulenc: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (movements 1&2)
    C. Reinecke: Trio for Piano, Oboe, and Horn (first movement)
    H. Villa-Lobos: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon (third movement)

    Oboe / English Horn Trios:
    L.Van Beethoven Trio in C major, Op. 87 for two Oboes and English horn
    L.Van Beethoven: Variations on ‘La Ci Darem La Mano’ from Mozart’s Don Giovanni
    G. Jacob: Two Pieces for two Oboes and Cor Anglais
    J. Koetsier: Variation and Fugue on a theme by J.S. Bach for two Oboes and English horn
    F. Krommer: Trio in F major for two Oboes and English horn
    P. Wailly: Aubade for flute, oboe, and clarinet
    C. Yvon: Capriccio per tre oboi

    Duets:
    C. Debussy: Album of Five Pieces for Oboe and Harp

    Pit Orchestras:
    Beauty and the Beast
    Cinderella
    I Love You Because
    Into the Woods
    Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    Les Miserables
    Little Women
    Our Town

    Religious Services:
    Anniversary Mass
    Centennial Celebration
    Chinese New Year for Korean Church Service
    Christmas Masses
    Easter Vigils
    Mass of Thanksgiving

    Venues Played:
    DeBartolo Performing Art Center, Notre Dame
    Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
    Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
    Loewe Theatre, NYU
    Massachusetts State House
    Mechanics Hall, Worcester
    Music Shed, Norfolk
    Sanders Theatre, Harvard University
    Symphony Hall, Boston
    UMass Medical School
    Woolsey Hall, Yale University
    …and beautiful halls in France and Germany

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