Francisco Castillo is principal oboe for The Redlands Symphony, California Philharmonic Orchestra and teaches oboe at The University of Redlands, Pomona College, Pasadena City College, Los Angeles High School for the Arts and Idyllwild Arts. He recorded the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra by Charles Fernandez with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Francisco also recorded an oboe solo CD; “The Bolero Project & Mas”. It features Latin standards, sweetened by original compositions.
His Rhapsody for Oboe, English Horn and Orchestra was premiered with The Redlands Symphony with Liang Wang on oboe and Francisco Castillo on the English horn.
The Redlands Daily Fact wrote: “…the music practically danced off the state….I heard someone say afterward the “the orchestra got a workout”. So did Wang and Castillo, but it looked and sounded as if they had fun with the music…”