Lani Spahr

Oboe

27 Nov 1999
Edward Elgar
Soliloquy
28 Jun 2003
Rutland Boughton
Concerto No. 1 in C for Oboe and Strings
27 Nov 1999
John McCabe
Oboe Concerto

Lani Spahr is a leading performer on period oboes in the USA and is a member of Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra of Boston and Apollo’s Fire in Cleveland. He also performs frequently with Tafelmusik in Toronto. In addition, Lani has appeared with many of the country’s leading period instrument orchestras, including Philharmonia Baroque, The American Classical Orchestra, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Concert Royal, Philadelphia Classical Orchestra, The Lyra Concert, Connecticut Early Music Festival Orchestra, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival and Arcadia Players. Also a modern oboist, he is formerly the principal oboist of the Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Opera Festival, the American Chamber Winds and the Maine Chamber Ensemble. He made his European solo début in November 1999 playing the Oboe Concerto by John McCabe with Hitchin Symphony Orchestra in England and in the summer of 2000 presented a solo recital at the Imperial College in London. He has served on the faculties of Colorado College, Phillips Exeter Academy (New Hampshire) and the University of New Hampshire Chamber Music Institute. Mr Spahr has toured throughout North America, Europe and the Far East playing period and modern oboes and has recorded for Telarc, Vox, Music Masters, L’Oiseau Lyre and Naxos. (June 2003)