Episode 15 - Jan Coldwell - double reeds
Its finally here! Our interview with Jan! You know those people that are angels behind the scenes, do so much for an organization, and rarely get the praise they should? That sums up Jan in a nutshell, so I am THRILLED to have her as my guest today. Naturally, Jan didn't want to at first, but we're lucky she decided to join us today.
We discuss everything from her various roles in the Summerville Orchestra, including her pre-concert talks for our Subscription Series, her time spent on the Music Director Search Committee in 2016 that brought me to town, and so much more. We also dive into her various moves around the country (including her time playing in most of the major orchestras in Alaska), her time spent in the construction business, and even some favorite composers.
Finally, things are a bit different for this week's playing episode. Jan is currently injured, so there is no live performance component! BUT! Jan chose some of her favorite clips to show off each instrument's capability and beauty in a little musical tasting. You will hear: the oboe solo at the opening of "My Bonny Boy" from Ralph Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, the oboe d'amore solo from Gustav Holst's "Somerset Rhapsody", the English horn solo from Peter Boyer's "Rolling River" (Sketches on Shenandoah), and finally, the bassoon solo from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1!