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“Thank you so much for your brilliant playing in the concert band yesterday. From the crazy 16th notes that never seemed to stop in Javelin to the soulful playing in Yiddish Dances, you added so much to our little ensemble. I hope to work with you again.”

—Mitch Gershenfeld, President & CEO McCallum Theatre. (3/26/18)

“…the lyrical oboe solo, played by principal oboist Joseph Stone, was especially gorgeous and conjured up images of turbaned sultans from 1001 Nights.” (Bizet Symphony in C)

—Kari Sayers, South Bay Daily Breeze 5/1/2006, Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

“…a solid, buoyant, and transparent performance of Bach’s 1st Brandenburg Concerto, one that surpassed in consistency and transparency the one we heard two weeks ago by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Among the outstanding soloists were oboist Joe Stone who also distinguished himself in the Barber (violin) Concerto.”

—Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times 12/7/99, Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

“Joe Stone played the solo with sensitivity and drama.” (Bizet, Symphony in C)

—Peter Lefevre South Bay Daily Breeze, 4/30/96 Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

“…rich, sonorous, and technically flawless oboe playing of Joe Stone” (Stravinsky, Pulcinella)

—Elizabeth Jones, South Bay Daily Breeze 1/24/96, Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay

“Most effective were the contributions of a cool-jazz quartet led by the smoky sax of Joe Stone…” (Ned Rohrem, Lions)

—Marc Schulgold, Los Angeles Times 1987, Long Beach Symphony

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