Duo Winds in Rehearsal…Marcello Movement I. “Adagio”, transcribed for Oboe, Bass Trombone & Piano by trOmBOnE

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DUO WINDS trOmBOnE tm is a new concept of mixed wind and brass concert duet with or without piano accompaniment. Of all the orchestral woodwinds, it is perhaps the oboe that best matches the intensity of brass. Of all of the orchestral brass, the bass trombone may be the most balanced between it’s roles as a soloist or an accompanist. Whatever the case, the two timbres, one high and one low, combine beautifully. DUO WINDS formed to perform and coach student musicians on behalf of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra Chamber Music Side by Side Event coordinated by David Brubeck. The DUO has subsequently been featured at in the Winter Solstice Concert for Music in Miami, where they gave the worlds premiere of “Postcards from Rio” by Ney Rosauro and performed in trio with Bronwen Rutter

DUO WINDS (trOmBOnE) tm, Oboist Dr. Erin Gittelsohn performs throughout the South Florida area and instructs young musicians from the elementary through college level. After participating in the Juilliard School Pre-College Program, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music. Erin continued her education, receiving a Master of Music degree at the University of Maryland and a Doctoral degree at the Catholic University of America.

Duo Winds-“Oblivion” by Astor Piazzola, Rehearsal

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She has served as principal oboist of the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. As soloist she performed the Strauss Oboe Concerto on a national tour and at the U.S. Capitol, and later with the Virginia Beach Symphony Orchestra. She was recently featured as a guest artist with the Greater Miami Symphonic Band playing Gabriel’s Oboe.

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Duo Winds in Rehearsal-Marcello Movement III.


Erin has a passion for chamber music, cultivated during her service in the United States Air Force Tradewinds Quintet and Chamber Players Series, Shenandoah University faculty Van Buren Quartet, as well as the Worldwinds Ensemble at the Kennedy Center Millenium Stage and the Scherzo Trio. She has performed with the National Symphony, Maryland Symphony, Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, National Chamber Orchestra, Capitol City Opera and Florida Grand Opera. Erin currently serves as principal oboist in the Miami City Ballet Orchestra.
The coming of light, and darkness. Silence, and the song of birds; music. Cold and warmth, and the joining of hemispheres; all revolve around the solstice and the rotation of the earth. Come and celebrate the season of light as Music in Miami hosts the third annual Winter Solstice Celebration at Trinity Cathedral Miami on Sunday, 14 December at 6:00 pm.

Ismael Gomez-PeraltaJoin outstanding South Florida oboist, Dr. Erin Gittelsohn and bass trombonist David Brubeck as they join forces to create DUO WINDS tm and present the world premiere of prominent Brazillian composer and percussionist Ney Rosauro’s new composition entitled “A Postcard from Rio”. This exciting musical voyage re-imagines the complimentary and enticing timbres of oboe and bass trombone as Brazillian percussion instruments, and infuses South American rhythms throughout the shifting meters, grooves, and tempos.

Joined by renowned pianist Bronwen Rutter, the trio will explore Astor Piazzola’s “Oblivion”, and mark the solstice with treasures from Chopin, Mendelssohn, Marcello, and Vivaldi.

Justo Gimeranez "Zum Zum II"  Oil on Canvas 46" x 39 " 2011

This marks the third Winter Solstice celebration of the Music in Miami Concert Series at the historic and resplendent Trinity Cathedral. The opulent acoustic and visual space will host the works of dancer and choreographer Laura Prada, caroling brass, special musical guests and more than 10 artworks from the Miami-Based artist collective “Grupo Our Barrio”, led by Ismael Gomez-Peralta. These refreshing artworks will adorn the side aisles of the historic cathedral and accentuate the cosmopolitan joining of hemispheres that is Miami.The Others 1 Aimee

Gittelsohn is principal oboist of the Miami City Ballet Orchestra, a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and former soloist with the United States Air Force Band in Washington, DC. DUO WINDS celebrates the wind duo as a solo and chamber medium with piano within the tradition of the violin, cello and piano trio. “Postcard from Rio” is dedicated to DUO WINDS tm.

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imagesEmily Noe’s lithe, small frame bounds on to the floor, blonde locks tightly ligatured. As she images-1rehearses Astor Piazolla’s Oblivion in a setting by DUO WINDS tm her frame becomes taught and expands to claim vertical space. As her body gracefully undulates, limbs gesture in to imply the geometric ownership of varied planes of space from within her original stance. The music climaxes, and her feet move quickly and exponentially seize horizontal space in tantalizing rhythms. Before the Solstice brings the waxing daylight, it must face the longest night-an oblivion captured on her small frame by the firey and complex synapses of acclaimed choreographer Emily Noe. See the premiere of her new work “Oblivion” set to the music of Argentinian sensation Astor Piazolla.

Laura PradaThe rain descends before the sprout may begin its ascent, and the seed must be covered in complete darkness before it begins it’s ascent to the light. A young woman slumbers and her blanket, once at rest, now glistens opalescent in the captured sunlight of dawn. Awakenings of both plant and girl will be represented by the music of Oboist Erin Gitelssohn in her hypnotic interpretation of Felix Mendelssohn’s Adagio and dancer Laura Prada’s youthfully rhapsodic choreography to “X-Salada #001-Chancha Via Circuito”.


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