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Patricia Emerson Mitchell
Works at Symphony Silicon Valley
Attended San Jose State University
Lives in San Jose, California
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Orange Tulips, 3.15.16
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Fantastic +Patricia Emerson Mitchell. Happy Friday.
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Autumn Echo Iris (I), 4.20.16
Autumn Echo Iris (I), 4.20.16
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I neglected to make one photo from tonight's celebratory dinner, but what a joy to have friends and family together to celebrate the upcoming (tomorrow!) Italian wedding ceremony of of our son Brandon and his wife Lia! I feel so very blessed to have such wonderful children and to see the fantastic spouses they have (or will soon have). Life is good.

Here ... have an "iphone flower" from earlier in the trip since I've not managed to get many photos of flowers on this very long trip (and, believe it or not, not ONE garden!):

Purple Hibiscus, 8.12.16
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Warmest congratulations to the new Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell and also to you and Dan on gaining a new daughter.
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Peter Anglea: Jubilate Deo Rivertree Singers; Warren Cook, Director
Peter Anglea: Jubilate Deo Rivertree Singers; Warren Cook, Director
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Brandy Rose (II), 6.6.16
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Rose on Lupton Ave (III), 4.11.16
Rose on Lupton Ave (III), 4.11.16
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Painted Cloud Iris (I), 4.20.16
Painted Cloud Iris (I), 4.20.16
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Dietes iridioides, 4.11.16
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I absolutely love this: it has purity, grace, pattern, and everything I love about irises. I have to confess that I like all irises other than the bearded varieties. I find the fuzzy things that make up the beards offputting. But the delicate Japanese and Siberian irises delight me, which is why this image resonates so strongly.
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Sunlit Manor Born Iris, 4.20.16
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Beautiful macro!
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Pavel Chesnokov: Spaseniye sodelal (Salvation is Created), Op.25, No. 5 Yale Choral Artists
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Education
  • San Jose State University
    Music (bachelor of music), 1974 - 1979
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Gender
Female
Other names
Patty Mitchell, Patty Emerson
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oboist & English hornist, educator, latté drinker, chocolate lover, master whiner
Introduction
I play oboe & English horn. I whine about reeds. I've been playing professionally since 1975 (1974 if you count a municipal band). I have a home studio, and I've been teaching privately since sometime in the 70s. This makes me feel very old.

I'm also a mom. And a wife. And a daughter. And sister. 

It's not hip (especially where I live!), I know, but I also have this belief in Jesus thing going. But I won't talk to you about that unless you ask. 

I'm a hobbyist when it comes to photography. Currently photography and walking are passions. They work well together. Chocolate is a passion too, but I don't eat chocolate while walking and and shooting. I'm smart that way. That is probably the only way I'm smart. 

I'm the queen of ellipses and you can't take that away from me ... really! I also use far to many exclamation points!!
Bragging rights
One husband, three kids, no useable brain. Oh ... maybe that last one isn't a bragging right.
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Occupation
professional musician; private oboe instructor
Employment
  • Symphony Silicon Valley
    second oboe/English horn, 2002 - present
  • Opera San José
    principal oboe, 1984 - present
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    lecturer - oboe, 2002 - 2013
  • San Jose Symphony
    English horn, 1975 - 2001
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San Jose, California
We had a lovely stay, and truly enjoyed everything aside from just a few issues. I'd love for you to have dispensers in the shower rather than the wasteful little containers you provide and I really wish you provided conditioner as well (dry climate!). The bigger issue I had, though, was that I could hear every footstep of the people above me AND they seemed to be dragging furniture around. Certainly not your fault, but it woke me at 12:30 AM and went on for an hour, and began again at 6 AM!
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