Hautbois, live oboe performance by Sebastian Bleu Pereschica
November 22, 2022
Performance at 7:00PM | Doors at 6:30PM
Suggested donation: $15 GA / $10 student, senior, etc.
*none turned away for lack of funds, no pressure*
Live oboe performance with works by:
Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda
James Kelley, piano
Sarah Schettler, flute
Kaitlyn Crawford, clarinet
Bryan Ingrassia Jr., bassoon
Maxwell Paulus, French horn
This program represents my reawakening to oboe. These are pieces that have touched my
heart. Hearing Mozetich this summer reawakened my love for the oboe. Kalliwoda brings out
the playfulness of oboe despite the technical challenges presented throughout the piece.
Poulenc brings elements of Mozetich and Kalliwoda in that his work presents heartfelt musical
moments masked with humor. Roussel presents the buoyant theme through the oboe. His work
is compact with a powerful and whimsical narrative. This piece is emotional without being
sentimental. All four composers bring an unexpected dissonance between: passionate emotion
and restrained composure, whimsy and seriousness, technical complexity and simple melody,
chamber and solo.
Sebastian Bleu’ Pereschica is a California native who now lives in New Orleans where he
creates visual arts and can be found reading Tarot in the French Quarter. Throughout his life,
oboe has been the constant. Whatever he explores, whether it be the arts, dance and Tarot, all
endeavors are in the service of a life in classical music. Oboe is an often underrated instrument
whose challenges can go unseen. The gifts it brings are deeply personal to those who, like
Sebastian, chose to play the oboe. Oboe is a beautiful lense to explore classical music.