Music to lift the spirits and set the imagination dancing
“The first time I heard Mark Weiger play the oboe I was captivated by the beauty of his sound, rich and vibrant – filled with warmth – filled with life. Twenty years later, after hundreds of shared performances, thousands of hours of rehearsals, recording sessions and travels across the globe, I continue to be amazed and inspired by the joyful spirit he brought to his music-making, so full of imagination, compassion, tenderness and playfulness. Our intention with this recording was to capture and share the sheer delight found in music-making that was so central to Mark’s personality, work and life. I share this now with the sincere hope that this music might open up that space that welcomes the very best from within you – that space that fills hearts and minds with compassion, peace and joy and sets the imagination dancing.” – Andrea Gullickson
Mark Weiger (1959-2008) performed as a soloist throughout the United States, Canada, England, Mexico, Brazil, Austria, France and Italy. The first solo oboist to serve as an American Artistic Ambassador. he toured Israel, Jordan, Pakistan, India, Greece, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Andrea Gullickson, whose passionate and creative music-making has won her universal critical acclaim, is Professor of Music at Butler University. Mark and Andrea were both founding members of the highly acclaimed chamber ensemble, Wizards! A Double Reed Consort. A brilliant and impassioned conductor, Paul Polivnick serves as Music Director of the New Hampshire Music Festival shaping it into one of New England’s premier musical organizations.
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D Minor, RV 535
Tomasso Albinoni: Concerto in C Major, Op. 9, No. 9
Federigo Fiorillo: Sinfonia Concertante for Two Oboes in F Major
George Frideric Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, from “Solomon”