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One-of-a-kind oboe belonging to BSO musician stolen
One-of-a-kind oboe belonging to BSO musician stolen

A one-of-a-kind oboe belonging to a musician with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra was reportedly stolen outside a Montreal hotel Tuesday morning. With the BSO season starting in less than a month, she’s anxious to get it back. “We all are very wedded to these instruments,” said Katherine Needleman, principal oboist for the BSO. “It’s very special to me. It’s the only one like it.” Needleman said the oboe was a prototype, made by Yamaha while she was working with the company in developing a new model. It is most likely the only one of its kind, she said, and does not contain a serial number. Needleman says she’s had the oboe for about...