Tucson Repertory Orchestra – Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2

This video was a nice surprise to me. I knew there were cameras rolling, but I didn’t know the video was going to be posted on YouTube.

I have been playing with the Tucson Repertory Orchestra for about three months now. This video is from our concert on June 22, 2013, at Grace St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Tucson, AZ. It is not the whole concert, only the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2.

I am playing second oboe in this piece. There are five oboists and we rotate positions in each piece so that we all have the chance to play different parts. All of the musicians in the orchestra also rotate in their sections. It is a wonderful experience and a great group of people.

Here is the video:


About paulomusic

I'm a musician at heart with a passion for playing and for musical instruments. I used to play the oboe professionally for many years but stopped when I started a PhD in educational psychology. Now, I want to bring the music back to my life and also share some ideas about it.
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2 Responses to Tucson Repertory Orchestra – Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No 2

  1. Rachmaninov is sublime and intense. I hope you get the chance to play his symphonic dances.
    Really cool that you get this experience!


    • paulomusic says:

      Thank you for your comment and for the suggestion, Robin! It was in fact a great experience. Another piece played by the orchestra in this concert was the Strauss Wind Serenade (Op. 7). I didn’t play it in the concert but I played it in one of the rehearsals. If you have the chance to look it up it is worth it.


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