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Mar 31, 8:00 PM

Oberlin Orchestra: Raphael Jiménez, conductor; Robert Walters, English horn

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A performance by the Oberlin Orchestra conducted by Raphael Jiménez, with faculty soloist Robert Walters, English horn.

Program:

Concerto for English Horn (2015)                                      Bernard Rands

      Fantasia                                                                                

      Aubade

      Hommage 

Robert Walters, English horn

 

-Intermission-

 

Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95 (“From the New World”)        Antonín Dvořák

      Adagio – Allegro molto          

      Largo

      Molto vivace

      Allegro con fuoco

 

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A fourth-generation college music professor, Robert Walters has taught at Oberlin Conservatory of Music since 2006, and was appointed professor of oboe and English horn in 2010. His students have secured solo positions in leading orchestras across the United States.

Walters has been the solo English horn player of The Cleveland Orch­estra since 2004. In November 2015, he premiered Bernard Rands’s Concerto for English Horn with The Cleveland Orchestra, which was commissioned for Walters as part of Oberlin Conservatory’s 150th anniversary celebration.

Walters has appeared as guest soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Beijing Radio Symphony, China Film Philharmonic, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, New York Chamber Soloists, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Redlands Symphony, and most recently at Festival Mozaic in San Luis Obispo, California.

Prior to coming to Cleveland, Walters was the solo English horn player of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (2000-04) and with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (1997-2000). As an oboist, he performed and recorded frequently with the Philadelphia Orchestra and was active as a freelance musician in New York.  He was also a frequent performer with James Levine and the Met Chamber Ensemble at Carnegie Hall.

Walters spent five summers with the Marlboro Music Festival and has toured as a member of Musicians from Marlboro. He has also appeared at the festivals of Banff, Bard, St. Bart’s, Caramoor, Grand Teton, Spoleto, and the Music Academy of the West. His annual series of master classes at Hidden Valley Music Seminar in Carmel, California, attracts top players from across the country. He has served as an artist faculty member of the Aspen Music Festival and School and at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. He is a frequent coach with the New World Symphony and at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

A native of Los Angeles and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Walters is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and Columbia University, where he holds an MFA in poetry. He studied with Richard Woodhams (principal oboe, Philadelphia Orchestra) and the late John Mack (principal oboe 1965-2001, Cleveland Orchestra).

 

 

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