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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.

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)

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.
These were our tutors:
 Selena OrwinRobert Orr    Peter Musson  Peter Dykes  Camille WellsMichael AustinRuth Brinkman Martin Lee  Casey GsellGordon SkinnerAlison JepsonIngrid 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.

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 sh…

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













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

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 s…

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.











Performance Evening May 29

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

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, Ge…

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!

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

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 CentralWhen:  7.30pm to 8.30pmLevel: AllCost: Gold coin donation at the door for Auckland Secondary Schools Music Festival Trust Music.

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.

APO Winds - Post Concert Dinner

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/

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

Chamber Music

Up-Coming Events

 

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) Two hours in the afternoon.  FREE 
www.stroma.co.nz/about/performers/42-performer/7-peterdykes.html














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/