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This profile was last updated on 9/20/14  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Francisco J. Castillo

Wrong Francisco J. Castillo?

Principal Oboe

Phone: (909) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Los Angeles, California, United States
Redlands Symphony
P.O. Box 3080
Redlands, California 92373
United States

Company Description: The Redlands Symphony Association's mission is to entertain, educate and enlighten listeners of all ages by presenting live performances at the highest artistic...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Chairman of the Orchestra Committee
    CalPhil

Education

  • Bachelor , oboe , composition and orchestral conducting
    University of Costa Rica
  • Master of Music , oboe performance
    University of Southern California
29 Total References
Web References
Redlands Symphony - Musicians Performing in Our Symphony
www.redlandssymphony.com, 20 Sept 2014 [cached]
Francisco Castillo
Redlands Symphony | Francisco Castillo
Wang will perform the Oboe Concerto ...
www.pe.com, 12 April 2012 [cached]
Wang will perform the Oboe Concerto by Richard Strauss and the world premiere of Castillo's "Rhapsody for Oboe, English Horn, and Orchestra" with Castillo playing the English horn.
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"If you are looking for a form, you won't find it," Castillo writes in the program notes. A Rhapsody, he said in a recent telephone interview, "is a free form, without the constraints of a concerto. It has great freedom for emotional expression. This work is entirely free of form, with the idea to suggest a coordinated improvisation."
Castillo, who has composed orchestral works, works for chamber orchestra, and was Composer in Residence for a dance company, became a composer because, he said, "there was not much music for oboe, and most of it was boring. So, I started writing music myself."
Castillo's original plans to be a soccer player ran amok while he was still in middle school and the principal of the arts school he attended reminded him and his teammates they needed to pick an art form and get with it.
"We went looking for something to do, and we saw someone making sounds come out of what looked a pipe," Castillo said. "We discovered there was only one oboe player in the school orchestra and only one oboe student, so that's what we decided to do."
Castillo, unlike his teammates, stayed with the instrument and has excelled, serving as the principal oboist with the Redlands Symphony, California Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Pasadena Pops Orchestra.
"It's not an easy instrument to play," he said, adding that the Strauss concerto is particularly difficult because the soloist plays throughout the uninterrupted three-movement work and has no time to rest.
Of his own "Rhapsody," he says, "You will find some Latin rhythms, simple harmonies, virtuosic and demanding sustained lyrical passages, silly moments - all in all, 15 minutes of fun."
Francisco Castillo, chairman ...
www.pasadenastarnews.com, 1 Nov 2012 [cached]
Francisco Castillo, chairman of the CalPhil Orchestra Committee, said the musicians want the orchestra to succeed and management to work harder to solve the problems.
"Of course everyone wants to be paid," he said, adding that players are owned about $2,000 each.
Suite in the Olden Style - ...
www.greggnestorguitar.com, 3 Oct 2011 [cached]
Suite in the Olden Style - Miklos Rozsa (with Jessica Pierce, flute; Francisco Castillo, oboe/English horn; Kevan Torfeh, cello)
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Francisco Castillo, oboe/English horn
Francisco Castillo, ...
www.greggnestorguitar.com, 29 Sept 2011 [cached]
Francisco Castillo, Oboe
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