THREEDS is a New York City based oboe trio that includes Kathy Halvorson, Katie Scheele and Mark Snyder.
THREEDS is a New York City based oboe trio that includes oboists Kathy Halvorson, Katie Scheele and Mark Snyder. Formed in 2008, the trio enjoys creating new paths for the oboe and English horn, playing their own arrangements of pop, rock, jazz, folk and world music while using improvisational techniques. The members of Threeds have also arranged music to accompany several local singer-songwriters, including Paul Brill, Amber Rubarth, Andrew Vladeck and Jamie Leonhart. The trio aims to make the oboe an instrument that is more accessible to all, bringing their music “out of the concert hall” to bars, rock venues, galleries and public places. Having played over 40 shows in the past two years, the trio has earned a respectful following in the NYC area and often plays at venues including Joe’s Pub, the Living Room, Rockwood Music Hall, Caffe Vivaldi and public outdoor spaces as part of Make Music NY. Most recently, the trio made their debut to the double reed community at the 2011 International Double Reed Society conference in Tempe, Arizona. Threeds is excited to be share their first full-length CD Unraveled which just came out this June and will be available on CD Baby, iTunes and through their website http://www.threedsoboetrio.com
Individually, each of the oboists in THREEDS are accomplished freelance musicians and have played in many prestigious orchestras including the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Richmond Symphony, Cork Opera, the Key West Symphony, the Albany Symphony, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Reading (PA) Symphony, the Westchester Philharmonic and the Long Island Philharmonic. Members of THREEDS have also performed on Broadway shows, played on several popular music albums and on Emmy nominated independent film soundtracks. The members of Threeds are also music educators and are on the faculty of several schools and colleges including Western Connecticut State University, the Brearley School, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, the Rudolph Steiner School, the Ridgewood Conservatory, the Bloomingdale School of Music and the New York Summer Music Festival.