Featuring a world premiere symphony by Richard Wilson and Mozart's Oboe Concerto with HVP Principal Keisuke Ikuma
The concert, titled The Masters, spotlights Keisuke Ikuma, HVP principal Oboe and a world premiere symphony by acclaimed composer and Vassar professor Richard Wilson.
The concert program includes: Wilson's Symphony no. 3 (World Premier), Mozart's Concerto, Oboe, K. 314 (285d), C major with Keisuke Ikuma
, HVP Principal Oboe and Mendelssohn's Symphony no.4, op.90, A major (Italian).
Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert talk with Maestro Schulze and members of the orchestra one hour prior to the performance.
, principal oboist of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic since 1999, is a highly sought-after oboe and English horn player in the New York metropolitan area, performing regularly with the New York Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Princeton Symphony as well as Broadway shows such as "Wicked", "Phantom of the Opera" and "Mary Poppins".
In September of 2005, he was appointed to the second oboe position in the New York Philharmonic for one season.
played principal oboe with Florida's New World Symphony from 1991 to 1995; during that period, he
also appeared as soloist with the orchestra performing the Mozart and Haydn concertos.
Before his tenure in Miami, Mr. Ikuma served as principal oboist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.
In the summer of 1993, he
was co-principal oboist of the Colorado Music Festival.
has also participated in the Grand Teton, Banff and Pacific Music Festivals.
In 1990, Mr. Ikuma
Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music
, where he
was a full-scholarship student of Joseph Robinson, former principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic.
He also holds a law degree from the prestigious Keio University of Tokyo, Japan.