Stephen Caplan’s oboe pages


                      ..Stephen Caplan’s collection of oboe sounds, sights, and reminiscences. 

In 1987 I moved to Las Vegas hoping to make a living as a professional oboe player--now that’s a gamble! What other oboist has given a tuning note to a slot machine? or has had the New York Times remark that he “engages in intricate call-and-response with a chorus of chirping frogs” !

It’s true that you can become rich in Las Vegas--not in dollars, but rich in experiences. I guess I’m suited to this job because I’ve enjoyed playing “Misty” with  Johnny Mathis just as much as playing Bach’s Double Concerto with Hilary Hahn.

I hope you’ll find these pages informative, humorous and, like Las Vegas, a generally pleasant diversion.


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E-MAIL comments or questions to: stephen.caplan@unlv.edu



Welcome to Oboemotions.com

ANNOUNCEMENT!This website is set to undergo major revisions, Spring, 2017!

New instructional and performance videos will be released as part of this update.

Stephen Caplan was the recipient of the 2016 Nevada Arts Council Performance Artist Fellowship Project Grant, which is underwriting this new project.