Internationally known Baroque oboist Sand N. Dalton to present free lecture/demonstration March 3

Don’t miss this fascinating presentation by Sand N. Dalton, a performer who is graciously attuned to Baroque style and who has been described by CBC Radio as “one of the leading Baroque oboists in North America whose fine instruments are played around the world.”

Sand N. Dalton
Sand N. Dalton

Dalton comes to St. Louis to play in a Music Fit for a King: Theatre Music and Cantatas from the French Baroque, performed on period instruments by St. Louis’ own Kingsbury Ensemble (7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5, in Washington University’s Holmes Lounge).

Two days prior to the concert, Dalton will lecture on the Baroque oboe and its relationship to the mean-tone tuning systems of the 17th and 18th centuries. He will play Baroque oboe as well as oboe d’amore and oboe da caccia to illustrate their unique fit in the sound world of the Baroque era. He will go on to explain why new keys eventually had to be added to woodwinds in the 19th century.

The lecture, sponsored by the university’s Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, is free and open to the public and takes place at 4 p.m. Friday, March 3, in Tietjens Hall, 6500 Forsyth Blvd. For more information, call (314) 935-4035 or email

Dalton is a resident of Lopez Island, Washington, and a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts. He is an active teacher, instrument maker and has performed with many ensembles, including the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston Baroque, the Handel and Hayden Society, Magnificat, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Seattle Baroque and the Pacific Baroque Orchestra of Vancouver, B.C.


WHO: Baroque Oboist Sand N. Daltonr

WHAT: Lecture/Demonstration

WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday, March 3

WHERE: Tietjens Hall, 6500 Forsyth Blvd.

COST: Free

SPONSOR: Washington University’s Department of Music in Arts & Sciences

INFORMATION: (314) 935-4841