Oboe Duo Agosto, Guest Artist Recital October 18 at Laidlaw!!

Posted on October 12, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

Oboe Duo Agosto

The University of South Alabama Department of Music will present a Guest Artist Recital featuring the chamber group Oboe Duo Agosto on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. The duo, composed of Ling-Fei Kang and Charles Huang, will perform both traditional and modern works for oboe and English horn, many of which were composed by commission for their ensemble. The duo will also present a free master class at 3:30 p.m. the same day as the concert in Laidlaw.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

About the performers

Oboe Duo Agosto was created in 2009 by Ling-Fei Kang, oboe and Charles Huang, oboe and English horn. Advocates of their instrument, they promote its sound and popularity through original and arranged pieces, and newly commissioned works. Audiences have enjoyed their exotic sound combination in music festivals, venues and universities across the United States, in Canada, Brazil, and Asia.

The duo has performed at the International Double Reed and the Asian Double Reed Society Conferences and as the ensemble in residence at the Hartford Women Composers Festival. Their residency at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, featured several commissioned pieces alongside new collaborations with other fellow artists, including the outdoor sound installation for the Convergence Summit on Art and Technology. The most recent project has them exploring a whole new creative dimension with Andrea Clearfield’s Daughter of the Sea, with music and choreography all performed by the duo. This evocative work will be performed on their recital here at USA.

Dr. Charles Huang is currently serving as Artist Teacher of Oboe at The Hartt School, and has performed in chamber music and solo recitals in the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico, Brazil, Germany, Thailand and throughout Taiwan. He has concertized with members of the Miami String Quartet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and with soloists Humbert Lucarelli, Henrique Pinto, and Angel Romero. He has also been on the faculty of the Lucarelli Oboe Masterclass presented by Music Mountain, and held the positions of Coordinator for Chamber Music at The Hartt School and Professor of Oboe at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. His principal teachers include Humbert Lucarelli and Nancy Ambrose King.

Oboist Ling-Fei Kang has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in North America, South America and Asia. From 2010 to 2013, she served as Professor of Oboe at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil, where she taught oboe and reed making to local students, and concertized with festival faculty. She is a grant-recipient of Le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and the Taiwanese National Culture and Arts Foundation. Ms. Kang graduated with the Prix avec grande distinction from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and also earned an Artist Diploma from The Hartt School. Her principal teachers include Humbert Lucarelli and Bernard Jean.


Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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