Here’s the Finale of Daron Hagen’s Quintet for Oboe and Strings—a significant and beautiful work that deserves to be played and heard more. The Quintet tells a story of life and death. The first movement is a very personal testament to a friend who was dying. The second movement is about the preciousness of a new life. This last movement expresses the joy of living between birth and death.
Thanks to my Las Vegas Philharmonic colleagues De Ann Letourneau, James Harvey, Hanna Suk and Andrew Smith, who are a joy to play chamber music with!
Here’s a website where you can find out more about the wonderfully gifted American composer Daron Hagen: http://www.daronhagen.com/very-short-bio/