Presented by Ian Shafer

Performance Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 8 PM

Ian Shafer, Oboe
Voxare String Quartet

Polymorphism: From Classical to Unconventional

Weill Recital Hall
Joined by the Voxare String Quartet, oboist Ian Shafer makes his Carnegie Hall debut. He presents the world premiere of Locales by composer Mohammed Fairouz, commissioned by Mr. Shafer. The work captures the atmosphere and spirit of five cities (Beirut, Abu Dhabi, Paris, London, and New York) that are deeply personal for the composer. The evening also includes Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370, written for oboe virtuoso Friedrich Ramm; Britten's Phantasy for Oboe Quartet, Op. 2, an early work written by the pacifist-composer in response to the horrors of world war; and Samuel Barber’s Canzonetta.


  • Ian Shafer, Oboe
  • Voxare String Quartet
    ··Emily Ondracek-Peterson, Violin
    ··Galina Zhdanova, Violin
    ··Erik Peterson, Viola
    ··Adrian Daurov, Cello


  • MOHAMMED FAIROUZ Locales (World Premiere)
  • MOZART Oboe Quartet in F Major, K. 370
  • BRITTEN Phantasy for Oboe Quartet, Op. 2
  • BARBER Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings