August 15, 2021, 3:00 pm


In-Person OR Live Stream


Oboebass! will be available as a live stream on Sunday, Aug 15th only. This ticket will allow you to watch the performance in real-time as the performance is happening on stage. One ticket per household.

Reserve your free Live Stream ticket to watch online.

This FREE concert features OboeBass! the duo made up of oboist Carrie Vecchione and double bassist, Rolf Erdahl. This program is an exploration of Americana, and what America can mean to all of us that make up this melting pot nation. The music is inspired by ethnic traditions, folk idioms, and jazz, and features Valerie Coleman‘s “American Vein,” composed for OboeBass! through a Chamber Music America Classical Commissioning Grant. The program will also include music of Randall Davidson, Timothy Goplerud, Adrian Mann, Eric Hanson, Julie Johnson and Stephen Foster.

OboeBass! has effectively created a new repertoire for duo oboe/English horn and double bass through the music that has been written for them. They perform widely across the country on recital series, at colleges and universities, and at conferences. OboeBass! performs across the State of Minnesota as Recipients of Arts Tour Minnesota and Arts Learning grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and Metropolitan Regional Arts Council. They have been Roster Artists with Young Audiences of Minnesota and the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Partnering Artists with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s CONNECT Program and Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra’s “Music to You” program.

Carrie Vecchione, oboe/English horn, teaches at the MacPhail Center for Music, subs with the Minnesota Orchestra and appears as Principal Oboe of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra.

Rolf Erdahl, double bass, teaches bass at Gustavus Adolphus College and freelances in the Twin Cities are, including substitute work for the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Minnesota Opera.

This concert is presented by the Paramount Center for the Arts with financial support from Xcel Energy Foundation.

August 15, 2021, 3:00 pm

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