Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Concert of Interest November 18

On Sunday 18 November at 2pm there is a memorial concert for Ken Wilson who passed away earlier this year.  It is at the Holy Trinity Church in Church St, Devonport.

Ken was a well-renowned clarinetist, composer and teacher.  Whilst a single reed player, many oboe players and bassoonists will have played with Ken.

If you would like to read more about Ken there is an obituary here: Ken Wilson

The concert features a number of Ken's compositions including a wind octet and a duo for clarinet and bassoon.

Players in the concert are people who worked with Ken, including players from the NZSO.  Gordon Skinner, our president, is one of the bassoonists.

This is a great opportunity to hear works written by a New Zealand composer who touched the lives of many of New Zealand's well known musicians.

This is a free concert.

Friday, 9 November 2012

Chamber Music Afternoon November 25

Come and join our chamber music afternoon at 2pm and enjoy 2 1/2 hours of music making.

Please register by November 15 by sending an email to nzdoublereeds@gmail.com.

Music is sent out prior to the afternoon.

Professional tutors.

Afternoon tea supplied.

Cost: $30

Venue to be advised.  (Probably St Peters College, Mountain Rd, Epsom)

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Up-coming concerts

November 11 2012 4pm
Joy Liu on Oboe, Craig Bradfield on Bassoon

 

 
Let us know of any other concerts that will be of interest to our members.

Monday, 22 October 2012


These were our tutors:

      Selena Orwin                             Robert Orr                            Peter Musson                      Peter Dykes

           Camille Wells                         Michael Austin                                  Ruth Brinkman                Martin Lee

            Casey Gsell                          Gordon Skinner                     Alison Jepson                        Ingrid Hagan


        Nick Cornish
Thank you to our sponsors and supporters:

Anonymous
Reviol Woodwind Instruments
ABI Music Ltd.
K.Ge Reeds
Trinity College London
Anonymous
Musson Bassoon Reeds

Additional assistance provided by
Westlake Girls High School and Epsom
Girls Grammar School.

Monday, 6 August 2012

Next Performers' Evening August 28

Our August Performer's Evening will be on Tuesday 28 August.

Where: KBB Music Central Showroom, 136 Karangahape Rd, Auckland Central
When:  7.30pm (doors open at 7pm for warming up)
Level: All
Cost: Gold coin donation at the door for Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust

Come along and play:solo pieces/studies
solo + piano* - just one movement of a piece is fine.
duets - with another double reeder/or other instrument
chamber groups - double reeds or mixed
*You will need to arrange your own pianist. Let us know if you have someone who would also be available to play for other people - or if you would like to be informed if this opportunity comes up.

Please let us know by Tuesday 21 August if you are interested in playing. Include details of what you would like to play, other performers in your group and approximate length.

This will be an informal occassion with no programme. Come along and try out your exam/competition pieces, use it to have a goal to work towards or just to share something you have enjoyed working on. Non performing members are most welcome to come along and listen.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

NZ Chamber Music Competitions

Congratulations to all our high school members who took part in the recent NZ Chamber Music Contest and performed beautifully.  (Photos taken at Performance Evening)

Auckland Semi-finalists (16 chosen from 120)
Harlequin Trio with Gemma Price (oboe) and Carol Wang (bassoon), playing Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano by Francaix
Zen Trio with Noah Rudd (oboe), playing Trio for flute, oboe and piano by Dring
Zen Trio
Harlequin Trio
Reed Between the Lines













Award Winners

KBB Award for best group containing a wind, brass or percussion player
Harlequin Trio
Reed Between the Lines (oboes: Annabel Lovatt and Phillipa Mandeno, cor anglais: Gemma Price) playing Zehm, Theme and Variations on a theme by Hindemith
 
Junior Award for group containing  players from Years 9,10 and 11
Zen Trio

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Performers' Evening June 26

Our next Performer's Evening will be on Tuesday 26 June.
Where: KBB Music Central Showroom, 136 Karangahape Rd, Auckland Central
When:  7.30pm (doors open at 7pm for warming up)
Level: All
Cost: Gold coin donation at the door for Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust
Come along and play:solo pieces/studies
solo + piano* - just one movement of a piece is fine.
duets - with another double reeder/or other instrument
chamber groups - double reeds or mixed
*You will need to arrange your own pianist. Let us know if you have someone who would also be available to play for other people - or if you would like to be informed if this opportunity comes up.

Please let us know by Tuesday 19 June if you are interested in playing. Include details of what you would like to play, other performers in your group and approximate length.

This will be an informal occassion with no programme. Come along and try out your exam/competition pieces, use it to have a goal to work towards or just to share something you have enjoyed working on. Non performing members are most welcome to come along and listen.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Monday, 4 June 2012

Dr Michael Burns Masterclass June 3 2012

Some photos from the very successful Masterclass.   Thanks to Dr Michael Burns for his time and expertise, to Casey for organising the event, and to Kim Naden for providing piano accompaniment.











Thursday, 31 May 2012

Performance Evening May 29

A busy evening with quite a number of secondary school chamber music groups performing their competition pieces.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Bassoon Masterclass with Dr Michael Burns

Auckland Philharmonia Rehearsal Hall
corner of St Albans Ave and Dominion Rd.

Sunday 3 June
2:00pm to 4:30pm

Admission for members and their families is free!  ($5 for non-member guests)
We have adult and student performers, so there will be interesting tips for everyone.  They will be accompanied by a pianist.
Michael is a kiwi who has been living and teaching bassoon in the US for many years.  A bit about him:
New Zealander Michael Burns is Professor of bassoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He has recorded for the Centaur, CAP, Telarc, EMI, Klavier, and Mark labels and his solo CD Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists was recently released to critical acclaim on the Mark Masters label. He currently is an active performer as a soloist, in chamber groups, and orchestrally with numerous recent performances at International Double Reed Society conventions, recitals and masterclasses throughout North America, Germany, China and the South Pacific. He serves as principal bassoon with the Asheville Symphony, the Opera Company of North Carolina, and the Carolina Ballet and as bassoonist in the EastWind Ensemble, the Blue Mountain Ensemble, and Forecast Music. He also performs regularly with the North Carolina, and Greensboro Symphonies and as a guest with the Ciompi Quartet and Mallarme Chamber Players. In summers, Burns has been associated with the Eastern Music Festival and the Bands of America Summer Symposium and joins the faculty of the Saarburger Serenaden in Germany and the Vianden International Music Festival and School in Luxembourg in 2012.

Prior to his current positions, Burns performed in numerous professional orchestras including the Cincinnati and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and he held Principal positions with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra under Keith Lockhart, and the Midland/Odessa, Richmond and Abilene Symphonies.  He has taught at the Cincinnati College-Conservatory, Indiana State University, Midland College, and a variety of summer festivals and schools. Burns holds the B.M. degree from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the M.M. from the New England Conservatory, and the D.M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Burns is also an active composer with many of his pieces being published by TrevCo Music and Potenza Music and frequently performed internationally. He has published articles and reviews in the Double Reed (the journal of the International Double Reed Society), the Texas Bandmasters’ Association Journal, the NC Music Educator for which he served as Woodwind Notes Editor, 1995-2007, Notes and on the Yamaha Educator Series online. His mentors include William Winstead, Sherman Walt, Leonard Sharrow, Sidney Rosenberg, and Colin Hemmingsen. He is archivist for the International Double Reed Society. For more information please visit: www.michaelburnsbassoon.com

Hope to see you there!

Performance Evening - 29 May - All Welcome

Our next Performer's Evening will be on Tuesday 29 May at 7.30pm, KBB Central Auckland showroom, 136 Karangahape Rd. Entry by gold coin donation. This evening will be the dress rehearsal for groups with NZDRS members in them, who are competing in the National Schools Chamber music competition the following week.

The following groups will be playing:

FLOBOESOON CInq Pieces Breves by Edwin Carr (NZ)
HARLEQUIN   Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by J.Francaix
POB TRIO: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by Anthony Young(NZ)
POTTY DAMES   Trio Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon by Quantz
REED BETWEEN THE LINES: Theme and Variations for two oboes and cor anglais by F. Zehm
RUNNING LATE:   Moravian Dances for flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon by L.Janacek
SILVA TRIO: Divertissement IV    for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon by W. Mozart
ZEN TRIO: Trio for Flute, Oboe and Piano by Madeline Dring

We look forward to seeing some of you there to support and be inspired by these young musicians!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Oboe Soloist: Nicholas Cornish

Two of the Southern Sinfonia's principal wind players are moving from the centre of the orchestra to the soloist's spotlight at the front. Luca Manghi (flute) and Nicholas Cornish (oboe) will perform in the Sinfonia's Wind Power concerts at the King's and Queen's Performing Arts Centre this weekend.

Charmian Smith talks to oboist Nicholas Cornish and flautist Luca Manghi.

Click the link to read the article in the Otago Daily Times.
Otago Daily Times: Moving into Soloist's Spotlight

Thursday, 26 April 2012

First Performance Evening 24 April


A very successful first NZDRS Performer's Evening was held at KBB on K'Rd last night. Thanks to our members, Gemma Price, Annabel Lovatt, Carol Wang, Jacqui Hopkins, Bev Brockelbank and Vanessa Newton-Wade plus others, for playing so well!
  • Where: KBB Music Central Showroom, 136 Karangahape Rd, Auckland Central
  • When:  7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Level: All
  • Cost: Gold coin donation at the door for Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust Music.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Concerts of Interest

June 2012:
NZSO Wellington 1/6/12, Christchurch 6/6/12, Auckland 8/6/12
Programme: Dukas “Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, Rimsky-Korsakov “Scheherazade”

St Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra 17/6/12
Programme including Mozart Symphony No 41 “Jupiter”

APO 28/6/12
Programme including Berlioz “Symphony Fantastique”


May 5: Auckland University Orchestra concerto competition finals - one of the finalists, Natasha Port, is playing the Weber Bassoon concerto.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Mozart International Competition

The Associazione Mozart Italia organizes the VI International Competition for the performance of the Mozart Concertos for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Orchestra, which will take place in Rovereto (TN) from 15th to 26th May 2012.The competition is open to musicians of all nationalities who were born after the 1st January 1982. Winners will receive € 2.000.00 and 8 concerts in various Italian cities and abroad.




ASSOCIAZIONE MOZART ITALIA
Via della Terra, 48
38068 Rovereto TN
Tel e fax +39 (0)464 422719
Mail: audimozart@mozartitalia.org
Web: http://www.mozartitalia.org/

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Peter Dykes Radio New Zealand Interview

NZSO associate principal oboist, Peter Dykes, is performing Ludwig August Lebrun's Oboe Concerto No.1 with the Wellington Chamber Orchestra this weekend.
Click here to listen to the interview:  Peter Dykes Interview
Details about the concert are also available here:  WCO Concert

Monday, 19 March 2012

Up-Coming Events

 
Nick Cornish

Sat May 5, Sun May 6: Southern Sinfonia, Dunedin,  Mozart Oboe Concerto with soloist, Nick Cornishhttp://southernsinfonia.org/

Thursday May 17:
APO Auckland Town Hall.
Ravel Piano Concerto in G. Challenging solos for both oboe and bassoon.
Dvorak “New World” Symphony. Famous cor anglais solo. 
www.apo.co.nz



Sunday 22 April:   Monthly Chamber Music Club for adults. 
Chamber music for school/university students: Bassoon quartets and oboe trios: FREE

Saturday 28 April:  Reed Class for oboists who can make reeds with Peter Dykes, (NZSO)

Peter Dykes

Michael Burns













Sat or Sun 2/3 June:
Bassoon Master Class with Michael Burns (NZ born, Professor of Bassoon at University of North Carolina).

FREE to come along and listen. 
Participants (by invitation) small cover charge for piano accompanist.
http://www.michaelburnsbassoon.com/