With Zachary Pulse, oboe and Adam Marks, a pianist visiting from New York City.
This oboe recital will explore dynamics between conflict and resolution, war and peace. Featuring music of composers from the U.S., U.K., Hungary, and India, Zach and Adam will share some of the finest 20th and 21st century repertoire for the oboe and piano.
The program will include Howard Hanson’s Pastorale; Benjamin Britten’s Temporal Variations; Antal Dorati, Duo Concertante; and Reena Esmail, Jhula Jhule.
Zachary Pulse is a performer, teacher, and promoter of music that encompasses a wide range of styles. Zach strives to challenge musical conventions and connect with audiences in unexpected ways. Some of his recent performance spaces include a butterfly sanctuary, a 16th-century Italian pasta mill, and a redwood forest. As a performer, Zach enjoys exploring the relationship between the oboe and the human voice. His duo, So Much Hot Air, and his trio, Poor Puppet, have commissioned and performed several new works for oboe and voice at the San Francisco Center for New Music and on the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project series. Zach earned his master of music degrees in oboe performance and chamber music performance at the University of Michigan. Zach currently lives in Madison, WI where he is pursuing his doctoral studies at the UW-Madison with Andreas Oeste. In addition to music, Zach enjoys reading, backpacking, and taking road trips.