Strobe Quartet - Works for Oboe & Strings
The oboe: soulful and evocative; a lyrical instrument with eloquent nuance, adding a singularly expressive voice in concert with other instruments. Perhaps the most difficult instrument in the orchestra to play.
Strobe is expanding the repertoire for quartet with oboe by commissioning works for the ensemble. This performance will include the San Francisco debut of a piece specially written for them, in addition to classical works by Mozart, Strauss, and Britten.
Strobe was born in a carpool, conceived by a love for the oboe. During commutes from San Francisco to Berkeley to play Swan Lake, Laura and Kris began talking about oboesLaura plays it and Kris loves it because the oboe was her fathers instrument. They discussed favorite oboe repertoire and chamber music, along with concert ideas. Stephanie and Caroline signed on, and Strobe was created.
Laura Griffiths is Principal Oboe of the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and was formerly Principal Oboe of The Cleveland Orchestra and the Rochester Philharmonic. She has been guest Principal Oboe with several major orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Stephanie Bibbo is a member of Opera Parallèle, and has performed with orchestras and chamber music ensembles in venues throughout Europe and the United States, notably Bostons Symphony Hall, San Franciscos Davies Symphony Hall and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.
Caroline Lee is a member of the San Francisco Ballet orchestra and plays with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra. She was a member of the Kansas City Symphony for eight years as well as performing regularly with the Chicago symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Krisanthy Desby been active in chamber ensembles and orchestras in North America, Europe and South Africa. She has been a member of the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, Tucson Symphony, California Symphony, Sacramento Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony, as well as playing with the Houston Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Golden Gate Opera, Russian Chamber Orchestra and the Moscow Chamber Orchestra during their 2005 tour culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall.
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