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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 Amer

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