The College of Arts and Architecture

Tim Hurtz, oboe

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Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 8:00pm
Esber Recital Hall - University Park, PA

Free Admission

Faculty oboe professor Tim Hurtz presents a recital featuring a newly commissioned work for oboe and flute by composer Bill Douglas and a movement from Gilles Silvestrini's "Six Etudes," based on paintings by artists of the Impressionist period. Performing with Hurtz are faculty members Naomi Seidman, flute; Daryl Durran, bassoon; and Christopher Guzman, piano. 

This performance is available via livestreamed video at Penn State School of Music.


from Six √Čtudes pour Hautbois Gilles Silvestrini                

  • Sentier dans les bois (Trail Through the Woods) - August Renoir, 1874

Duo for Oboe and Bassoon ♦ George Rochberg                                                                                                    

  • Allegro giocoso
  • Andante tranquillo ed un poco rubato
  • Marziale
  • Allegro con umore

Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano (2015) ♦ Bill Douglas                                                                                                      

  • Waltz Cantabile
  • Procession
  • Allegro Cantando

Sonata for Oboe and Piano ♦ Katherine Hoover                                                                                                      

  • Andante
  • Adagio
  • Allegro molto

Tim Hurtz, associate professor of oboe, joined the Penn State faculty in 1993 and is a member of the Pennsylvania Quintet. He was previously a faculty member at Illinois State University from 1973 to 1993, teaching the Tim Hurtzoboe and performing with the Sonneries Woodwind Quintet. Hurtz has performed with the Chicago Symphony; Los Angeles Philharmonic; the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra; the San Francisco Opera and Ballet; Joffery, Bolshoi, and American Ballet Theater orchestras; the Santa Fe Opera; and Mannheim Steamroller; and has given recitals and clinics across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Japan. His teachers included William Criss, Robert Bloom, and Ray Still. From 1978 to 1981, he was principal oboe with the National Opera of Mexico City and taught at the Mexican National Conservatory of Music. Hurtz was principal oboe with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra from 1983 to 1993. In Japan, he was a frequent performer at the Moon Beach Festival in Okinawa. The International Double Reed Society has hosted him in concert three times. He currently serves as principal oboe and has been a soloist with the Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra and Music at Penn’s Woods. Hurtz has traveled extensively giving clinics for Fox Products. From 2006 to 2009, Hurtz was a soloist and chamber musician with Ireland’s “Summer Music on the Shannon” international music festival.