Lisa Harvey-Reed – As Principal Oboe for the Philharmonic, Lisa can be heard playing the tuning pitch of A, prior to every concert. She has a Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from Indiana University and a Masters from University of Oklahoma. She is also principal oboist of the Lawton Philharmonic, the Norman Philharmonic and oboist in Brightmusic Chamber Ensemble. Now retired from teaching, she was Instructor of Oboe at the Oklahoma City University – Wanda L. Bass School of Music for 31 years. Participation in summer music festivals include the New Hampshire Music Festival, the Festival of Two Worlds in Charleston, SC and Spoleto, Italy, Sommerfest in her native Minnesota, and currently (pre-COVID19 pandemic) is principal oboist in the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Assisi, Italy.
Who is your favorite Composer? Hands down my favorite composer to play is Prokofiev. He has incredibly beautiful and interesting melodies, glorious harmonic progressions and his music is just plain fun to play.
What is your favorite restaurant? Though it’s not technically a restaurant, I like The House of Reed the most, as my husband Larry Reed (who plays Bassoon in the orchestra) is an amazing cook!