The oboe is another strong member of the Woodwinds section. Some people might confuse it with the clarinet, but it’s a very unique instrument. New West Symphony principal oboist Lara Wickes helps us get more familiar with the instrument.



Now it’s time to hear it in context, with the orchestra. Richard Strauss wrote a delightful concerto for the instrument that highlights its poignant singing voice.

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