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Tchaikovsky’s Fourth


Tchaikovsky’s Fourth

Sep 23
8 PM
Sep 24
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

featuring Scott Oakes, WSO Principal Bassoon

STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
HUMMEL Bassoon Concerto
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4


The horns sound the opening of the 2017-2018 Season in Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony, a monumental work that blooms into an electrifying finale that affirms the indomitable human spirit's triumph over adversity - a message we need now as much as ever.

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Scott Oakes

About Scott Oakes, WSO Principal Bassoon

In addition to being Principal Bassonist with the Wichita Symphony, Scott Charles Oakes has performed with various orchestras throughout the Midwest. He previously held positions with the Illinois Symphony, Rockford Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic, and the Quad City Symphony of Davenport, IA. Scott holds a Master of Music degree from the DePaul University School of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers were William Buchman of the Chicago Symphony and Dr. Donald DaGrade.

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