Spring Song – Sunday, March 19th at 2pm
Anna Betuzzi graduated from the University of Victoria, and has recently returned to join the Victoria Symphony as Principal Oboe. In a program celebrating the rich complexities of the oboe, she will present a variety of works from the baroque, romantic and modern eras. Joining her on bassoon is husband Camilo Aramburo Jaramillo, as well as collaborative pianist Jany Lu.
Sonata in A Minor, H. 562 – C.P.E. Bach (1714 -1788)
1. Poco Adagio
Sonata in A Minor, TWV 41 – Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
Encuentros for Oboe and Bassoon – Daniel Cueto (1986 -)
2. Figuritas de Wayno
3. Pregón del Amauta
4. Pequeña Aria
5. Yaraví Místico
6. Marinera de Cámara
Collision Etudes for Solo Oboe – Alyssa Morris (1984 -)
2. City Landscapes
3. Jimson Weed
5. Autumn Leaves
6. My World Is Not Flat
Three Romances for Oboe and Piano Op. 94 – Robert Schumann (1810 -1856)
1. Nicht schnell
2. Einfach, innig
3. Nicht schnell
Anna Betuzzi is the Principal Oboe of the Victoria Symphony, having joined the orchestra in 2022. She also joined the University of Victoria as a Sessional Instructor of oboe at that time. She is a recent graduate of the Artist Diploma Program at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, where she studied with Sarah Jeffrey of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Anna holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria, where she studied with Russell Bajer. Anna has performed as guest Second Oboe and English Horn with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Guest Principal Oboe with the Vancouver Island Symphony and the Naden Band of the Royal Canadian Navy. Her solo appearances include the Strauss Oboe Concerto with the UVic Symphony Orchestra, and the Mozart Oboe Concerto with the Cowichan Consort. Anna has participated in the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Scotia Festival of Music, Orford Musique, the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy, and the Trentino Music Festival in Italy. Outside of the oboe, Anna enjoys yoga, reading, walks on the beach, and drinking tea.
Bassoonist Camilo Aramburo Jaramillo is originally from Bogota, Colombia. He studied at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory in the Artist Diploma Program, where he was a student of Glenn Einschlag, Principal Bassoon of the Buffalo Philharmonic. Camilo also holds a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied with Dr. Kim Woolley. Camilo has attended the Orchestra of the Americas Academy, and has toured Europe and South America with the Filarmonica Joven de Colombia youth orchestra. He has participated in several summer music festivals, including Femusc in Brazil. Camilo recently relocated to Victoria from Toronto with his wife, Anna.
Jany Lu studied piano performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and University of Victoria with May Ling Kwok, and Piano Pedagogy and Performance with Midori Koga at University of Toronto. She is now based in Victoria, BC, where she works closely with the next generation of musicians. She is currently a keyboard faculty at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, where she teaches the fundamentals of piano playing and enjoys helping students develop their natural musicality. She also holds a position as collaborative pianist at the VCM and the Collegium program, and frequently performs at the University of Victoria and with the Victoria Symphony.