Mr. Svoboda has appeared numerous times with chamber ensembles, as an orchestral soloist, and in recital. Among his solo appearances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra have been performances of John Williams's bassoon concerto Five Sacred Trees with the composer conducting, as well as the Weber Concerto for Bassoon under the baton of Seiji Ozawa. In October of 2007 he premiered Michael Gandolfi's Concerto for Bassoon with Yoichi Udagawa and the Melrose Symphony Orchestra.
A Nebraska native, Mr. Svoboda graduated with High Distinction from the University of Nebraska where he received a Bachelor of Music in Education degree. He is married and has four daughters.more
Michael Gandolfi's Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra also carries neoclassic overtones, but the fascination was in how the simplest ideas a descending third, a dotted rhythm beget abundant rhetorical variety.