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Showing posts from October, 2011

Congratulations, kiwis!

Congratulations to all the kiwi winners in the 2011 Australasian Double Reed Competition held in Melbourne!     Jaiqi Ai: Senior Section, Most Promising Bassoonist     Todd Gibson-Cornish: Senior Section, First Place and Best Bassoonist     Jacqui Hopkins: Weekend Warrior Section, Honourable Mention   See the full competition results on the Australasian Double Reed Society website here

Rite of Spring pre-show dinner

Come have tapas with the New Zealand Double Reed Society and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra members.  Hear stories about about Stravinsky's masterpiece ballet, "Le Sacre du Printemps"/"The Rite of Spring."  The show opens with one of the most famous bassoon solos of all time, and the five oboe and cor anglais players have many great moments.  The premiere of this modernist piece started a riot in the theatre!  After dinner, see the amazing show for yourself with 180 young dancers and the APO at the Aotea Centre. Family members and friends invited.  Please RSVP to NZDRS by October 10.  Buy your own tickets to the show from the APO box office.