Sometimes seductive, oftentimes playful, yet always engaging, the sounds of oboes will emanate from Wilton Library’s Brubeck Room on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., when Oboe Duo Agosto performs in a Connecticut’s Own concert, according to a release from the library.
The library's Sunday concert series opens with Ling-Fei Kang and Charles Huang and their Storytelling Oboes, a concert based on music inspired by poems, folktales, folk songs, myths and fables from all over the world.
The stories touch on life, love and allegory. The performers formed Oboe Duo Agosto in 2009 to promote the oboe’s popularity through original duos, arrangements and newly-commissioned work. Pieces composed by Vaughan Williams, Dorati, Pixiguinha, and others will be performed.
A native of Taiwan, Ling-Fei Kang 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 earned an Artist Diploma from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Her principal teachers include Humbert Lucarelli and Bernard Jean.
Dr. Charles Huang currently serves as Chair of Chamber Music at The Hartt School and in the summer teaches at the Festival Eleazar de Carvalho in Fortaleza, Brazil. Huang has been a Fulbright Scholar, semi-finalist in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, scholarship recipient to the Music Academy of the West and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and a winner of the Miami String Quartet Competition.There is no charge for the Connecticut’s Own Concert Series. Advance registration is highly recommended due to the popularity of the series. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50p.m. to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50p.m. if space is available. For information, directions and to register, visit www.wiltonlibrary.org or call