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    Tempel, Thomas

    Multi-reed musician from Minnesota who attended the University of Minnesota and studied oboe with Rhadames Angelucci.


    In the spring of 1969, he went on a tour of Russia with the University of Minnesota Concert Wind Ensemble.  Before the year was out, he became a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.


    He was the featured soloist when the SPCO interpreted Benedetto Marcello’s “Oboe Concerto in C minor” as broadcast by Minnesota Public Radio on 9th December 1970.


    On 21st and 22nd December 1979, he and Richard Killmer were the solo oboes d’amore in a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat in D major, BWV 243 with the Dale Warland Singers and SPCO in I.A. O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at the College of St. Catherine.


    They reunited for Baroque Series Concert III at the Temple of Aaron for a rendering of Tomas Albinoni’s “Concerto in C major for Two Oboes, Op. 7, No. 5” on 12th November 1980.


    On 24th May 1997, Thomas and Kathryn Greenbank teamed up for Albinoni’s “Concerto in C for Two Oboes, Op. 9, No. 9”.  Bobby McFerrin conducted the SPCO in this concert that was aired by MPR on 3rd April 2000.


    Thomas took up English horn duties on 20th May 2005 when the SPCO offered up Aaron Copland’s “Nonet” and “Quiet City”. 


    In 2007, the SPCO went on a European tour that included stops in Berlin, Budapest, Maribor, Vienna, Warsaw and Zagreb.


    He was back on horn when the SPCO Winds gave a recital of Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sextet”, Georges Enesco’s “Dixtour” and Alec Wilder’s “Quintet No. 2” at the SPCO Center Music Room of 25th October 2009.


    Recordings on which he appears include:  Baroque Trumpet Concertos and Trumpet & Orchestra by Sergei Nakariakov; Christmas Echoes Volume 2 by the Dale Warland Singers; Copland:  Appalachian Spring by Hugh Wolff; Copland:  Appalachian Spring/Quiet City/Music for Theatre/3 Latin American Sketches/Billy the Kid; 40 Most Beautiful American Classics; 40 Most Beautiful Relaxing Classics; Kodaly:  Galanta Dances/Marosszek Dances—Bartok:  Divertimento/Romanian Folk Dances; and, Winter Morning Walks with Maria Schneider, the SPCO and Dawn Upshaw.


    In the field of music education, he has served on the faculties of Gustavus Adolphus College and the Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts.



    1. http://content.thespco.org/people/thomas-tempel/
    2. http://drc.libraries.uc.edu/bitstream/handle/2374.UC/1236/19801112.pdf?sequence=1
    3. http://archive.mprnews.org/stories/19701209/morning-show-garrison-keillor-part-2-2
    4. http://drc.libraries.uc.edu/bitstream/handle/2374.UC/1228/19791221.pdf?sequence=1
    5. http://music.minnesota.publicradio.org/programs/spco/docs/n_season9900.htm
    6. http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/programs/spco/programs/
    7. http://www.camdenews.org/news/info.nsf/get+CCN+Article+All/Arts_SPCO+oboist+no+place+like+Camden
    8. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/saint_paul_chamber_orchestra/archive/index.shtml
    9. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/thomas-tempel-mn0002262947
    10. http://www.discogs.com/Kod%C3%A1ly-Bart%C3%B3k-Saint-Paul-Chamber-Orchestra-Hugh-Wolff-Divertimento-Romanian-Folk-Dances-Marossz%C3%A9k/release/2406934
    11. http://mariaschneider.com/albuminfo.aspx?ID=999













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