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Arts / Entertainment

Virtuoso Series Concert: Gary Moody

October 22, 2009

The oboe, one of the woodwind instruments, is described as having a singularly penetrating and clear sound. Audiences will be treated to an oboe concert by CSU Associate Professor Gary Moody next Monday night in the University Center for the Arts. Moody will be joined by music faculty Joel Bacon and Matthew Scheffelman.

Gary Moody is a member of the CSU faculty ensemble, the Aries Woodwind Trio, and the Fort Collins Wind Symphony.

Monday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m.
Organ Recital Hall
University Center for the Arts

CSU faculty Gary Moody, oboe, is joined by CSU faculty members Matthew Scheffelman, horn, and Joel Bacon, organ and piano, for a performance of Carl Reinecke’s Trio for Oboe, Horn, and Piano, and Johann Ludwig Krebs’ Fantasie for Oboe and Organ.

The beautifully-toned concert includes additional works from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods. 

Concerto by Herschel

Additionally, Mr. Moody will play an Oboe Concerto in E-flat by Sir William Herschel, who was the father of modern astronomy.

As the interesting story goes, Herschel would return home from playing evening concerts on the oboe and could not go straight to bed, so he would stargaze. As he became increasingly interested, he built his own telescopes, and in 1781 Herschel discovered the planet Uranus; soon after he was appointed "The King’s Astronomer."

About Gary Moody

Gary Moody is associate professor of Double Reeds and Theory at Colorado State University. He is also a member of the CSU faculty ensemble, the Aries Woodwind Trio, and the Fort Collins Wind Symphony.

He currently teaches applied oboe and bassoon, chamber music, music theory, and woodwind techniques, and is a specialist in making double reeds for high altitude performance. 

Meet the artist

Virtuoso Series Concerts are followed by Meet the Artist receptions in which you can ask questions about the compositions and instruments, how to pursue a career in music, or congratulate the artist on a job well done! 


  • $5/CSU students
  • $1/youth (2 – 17)
  • $10/adult

Purchase tickets to the Gary Moody concert.

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603