Tuesday, 28 June 2011

New Zealand Double Reed Day 2011

Calling all oboe and bassoon players!
The second New Zealand Double Reed Day is almost here!

Auckland
September 3, 2011
9:30am check-in
10am to 5pm

This year we’re planning:
  • chamber music for participants with professional coaches
  • back-to-basics masterclasses for adult amateurs and students
  • accompanied advanced masterclasses for oboe and bassoon
  • Q & A panel with musicians and teachers
  • oboe and bassoon reed classes
  • student performances
  • a recital by NZSO and APO musicians
  • big double reed band
  • vendors with double reed music and gear
This year will be even better than last: piano accompaniment, new guest artists and coaches, new vendors, more performance opportunities, and a Q & A panel with musicians in all phases of their careers

Guest artists:
- Robert Orr and Peter Dykes of the NZSO
- Martin Lee, Ingrid Hagan, and Rachel Guan of the APO

Chamber music coaches:
- Those listed above.
- Gordon Skinner (Principal bassoon - emeritus, Sydney Symphony Orchestra), Ruth Brinkman (APO), Philippa Gravatt, Casey Gsell, Alison Jepson.


Last year we had 60 people attend.  To see some the fun we had last year, check out our photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/nzdoublereeds/

See you there!

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*Note to all New Zealand members: Double Reed Day coincides with membership renewals, regardless of joining date, so come along to get a great deal on membership prices again!*

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Bassoon Quartet Day

Come play bassoon quartets with other members!  Students and adults welcome.  Casey Gsell and Alison Jepson will be there to coach, and tea and scones provided.  Music will be provided beforehand, so sign up soon!

June 18th, Auckland, 2pm to 4:30pm.  Email for details.