McMullen to present works by British composers

Dr. William McMullen
Dr. William McMullen

McMullen to present works by British composers

08 Jan 2014    

Dr. William McMullen, oboe, and Catherine Herbener, piano, will be presenting a recital of four works for oboe and piano by British composers from the Baroque era to the modern time at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 in Kimball Recital Hall.

Works will be by Thomas Vincent (an oboist active in London at the time of Handel), York Bowen (a "romantic" pianist of the mid twentieth century), Andrew Downes (a composer in Birmingham writing about his experiences in eastern India) and Malcolm Arnold (one of the wittiest of modern British composers for wind music).  This is a continuation of William McMullen's ongoing research into British music for the oboe.

Bio:> William McMullen, professor of oboe at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, is principal oboe with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and oboist in the Moran Woodwind Quintet. He has appeared as soloist with the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra and the Nebraska Chamber Orchestra in performances of the Strauss, Mozart and Vaughan-Williams concertos.