George Friedrich Handel: Oboe Concerto No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287
Paul Hindemith: Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances
Eugene Aynsley Goossens: Concerto for Oboe and Piano, No. 45
Laura Griffiths is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. Previously she was Principal Oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra from 2003 to 2005, Associate Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Symphony from 2002 to 2003, and Principal Oboe of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1994 to 2002.
She has been guest Principal Oboe with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, and the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
During the summer, she is the Principal Oboe of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, a position she has held since 1999. Ms. Griffiths is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she was a student of Richard Killmer.
Miles Graber received his musical training at the Juilliard School, where he studied with Anne Hull, Phyllis Kreuter, and Louise Behrend. He has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1971, where he has developed a wide reputation as an accompanist and collaborative pianist for instrumentalists and singers. He is a member of the chamber groups Trio Concertino, MusicAEterna, and the Sor Ensemble. Mr. Graber has been associated with many ensembles in the Bay Area including the San Francisco Chamber Soloists, Midsummer Mozart, the Oakland-East Bay Symphony, and the California Symphony. He has accompanied master classes by such artists as Midori, Nadia Salerno-Sonnenberg, James Galway and Lynn Harrell.