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A kauila wood oboe created for the community crosses cultures and time

  • Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com

    Scott Janusch, principal oboist for the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra and a member of Chamber Music Hawaii, is giving back to the community with a new oboe made from precious, 200-year-old kauila wood from Kauai. The oboe is Janusch's gift to the community.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Symphony oboist Scott Janusch shows an oboe he had made out of precious, 250-to 300-year-old kauila wood from Kauai. On the right is a traditional oboe made out of African black wood, aka grenadilla.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A closeup of the keys of the instruments.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    These are some reeds symphony oboist Scott Janusch makes from bamboo for his oboes. The Kauila wood oboe will be available for other oboeists to play under the auspices of the Oboe Legacy Project.

For more than 30 years, classical music lovers in Hawaii have been enchanted by the lovely oboe playing of Scott Janusch, principal oboist for the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and a member of Chamber Music Hawaii. Read more

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