Classical IPR in Concert: Remembering Dan Stolper

Aug 27, 2020

Dan Stolper

This week on Classical IPR in Concert we celebrate the career of Dan Stolper, who taught at Interlochen for 47 years, retiring in 2017.

Stolper passed away in June of this year.

In addition to his role at Interlochen, Stolper was professor emeritus of oboe at Michigan State University. 

He also maintained an active career as a performer. He held principal positions with the San Antonio Symphony, New Orleans Philharmonic, and Lansing Symphony.

He studied under Robert Louis Sprenkle at Eastman School of Music with additional studies with John Mack and Marcel Tabuteau.

Also a gifted writer, Stolper served for many years as the oboe editor of The Double Reed.

At Interlochen, Stolper taught many students who have gone on to distinguished careers in music. His former students include William Welter and Lora Schaefer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Keisuke Wakao of the Boston Symphony, David Matthews of the Dallas Symphony, Robert Stephenson of the Utah Symphony, Nicholas Stovall and Kathryn Wilson of the National Symphony, and Scott Bell of the Pittsburgh Symphony, among others.

Included in this week's program are works by Poulenc and Mozart. Also featured will be Dan Stolper's collaborations with Lady Evelyn Rothwell Barbirolli. Lady Barbirolli came to Interlochen at Stolper's invitation on multiple occasions.

Tune in Friday at 8 p.m., Sunday at noon or listen at any time below.

On the program:

POULENC: Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano (November 22, 1992)
Daniel Stolper, oboe; George Sakakeeny, bassoon; Byron Hanson, piano

POWNING: Variations on Waltzing Matilda
Lady Evelyn Rothwell Barbirolli, oboe; Don Jaeger, english horn; Daniel Stolper, oboe

MOZART: Symphonie concertante in E-flat major, K. 297b (January 28, 2000)
Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra; conductor, Matthew Hazelwood
Daniel Stolper, oboe; Richard Hawkins, clarinet; Barrick R. Stees, bassoon; Julie Schleif, horn

TRADITIONAL: Three Australian Folk Songs
Lady Evelyn Rothwell Barbirolli, oboe; Don Jaeger, english horn; Daniel Stolper, oboe