Sunday, 20 October 2013

November Performers' Evening

  • Wednesday, 6 November, 7.30pm
  • Philharmonia Hall, 427 Dominion Rd, Auckland. 
  • Piano accompaniment will be provided by Gemma Lee (for NZDRS members only).  If you would like to play with Gemma, please contact her at gemmaleepiano@gmail.com to arrange getting her the music.
  • Non-members are welcome to play an unaccompanied piece.
  • Entry for members is FREE, non-members $10.
  • Email Camille (contactcamille@gmail.com) to sign up by Wednesday, 30 October if you are using piano, OR by Sunday, 3 November if you do not need piano.  Please state what piece you wish to play.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

October Chamber Music Club

When: Saturday 19 October   Sign up by Friday 11 October
Email nzdoublereeds@gmail.com plus make your payment.

Where: Music Department, St Peter's College, Mountain Rd, Epsom.

TIme: Adults  2.00 - 4.30pm    School Students  3.00 - 4.30pm

Cost: Please pay when you sign up.
NZDRS members: adults $15, school /university students $5 
Non members: adults $30, school/university students $15     
Payment details:
NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00  Include your name/ chamber music club/month.  
No refunds, sorry..

Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.
If you'd like to become a member, click on "Membership form" on the right hand side of this webpage.  
        

NZDRS CHAMBER MUSIC CLUB:
Lots of fun
Professional coaching
Music sent out in advance - adults group only
Get input into your playing
Afternoon tea provided
Great for your sight reading 
Make new friends
Lots of interesting double reed music to play

See you there!

Friday, 4 October 2013

Double Reed Day Activity

Part of our Double Reed Day was a 10 minute masterclass for oboe, tutored by Martin Lee.  
Thanks to Camille Wells for the photographs.


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

DOUBLE REED DAY

It’s time to get your application forms in for this year’s fabulous NZDRS Day on Saturday 28 September. There is something for everyone – competitions, master classes, double reed band, a members’ recital and more. Come along for all or part of the day, have fun, make new friends and learn lots of useful tips to improve your playing.  
This year we have two light hearted competitions:
THE LONG “A” COMPETITION    
Our double reed day starts with the chance to test your powers of endurance. How many seconds can you hold an “A” for? Separate divisions for oboe and bassoon/under 16 years and 16 years and over. Prizes for the winners in each division. 
DUETS/TRIOS/QUARTETS COMPETITION: Open to school students of any level or age
First prize  $100* Second prize  $60   Third prize  $45         
 *Only a group with an NZDRS member is eligible for 1st prize
Also prizes for categories such as: Best Dressed, Most Enthusiastic Performance and more!

Any duet, trio, or quartet with at least one double reed instrument in it can enter e.g. two bassoons, oboe and piano, flute, oboe and clarinet. All competitors must be school students. The double reed player/s must have signed up for the whole day. Players of other instruments may come along for the competition only. Ask your teacher for help with what you might play.
TEN MINUTE MASTER CLASSES
Open to everyone of any level. A great way to get new ideas to help your playing. Everyone gets the opportunity to play a short piece, phrase or even a scale and get feedback from an experienced professional  musician.
DOUBLE REED BAND
If you have never heard the sound of lots of double reed instruments playing together before, be prepared! This is an experience you will not forget. Get to see, hear and play alongside the more unusual instruments in the double reed family, including contra bassoon and oboe d’amore. Music suitable for players of all levels.  Please download the music from the post below.
BASSOON QUARTETS
Have fun with other bassoonists playing music for this unusual combination. Ruth Brinkman will be leading this session. 
ADVANCED OBOE MASTER CLASS
Come and be inspired by the best of our school and university students who will play for Bede Hanley, Principal Oboist of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.
Get your application form in NOW! The closing date for applications is Friday 20 September.
Thanks to our sponsors - ABRSM, ABI Music, Trinity College and KGE Reeds


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Double Reed Day - Double Reed Band Parts

This year the Double Reed Band is going to play Albion & Albanius.   Albion and Albanius is an opera, closely resembling a French trag├ędie en musique, by Louis Grabu.  The music was written in 1685.

Please select and download the part(s) you would like to play.  Please be aware that if the number of players on parts are unbalanced on the day, you may be asked to play a different part - If you download Oboe 1, it would be worth having a look at Oboe 2 as well.

Click on the part you would like to download.








Monday, 9 September 2013

Chamber Music Club

This month's chamber music club will be held on Saturday 21 September
  • Why not come along and practice your piece for the competition for school students at NZDRS Day (28 September) and get some input from our tutors? There are cash prizes of $60/$45 and $30 for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes and extra prizes too!
  • We would love to have more bassoonists coming along. Jan Lorier has generously offered the following incentive: For any existing NZDRS member who brings along a bassoonist who has not been before, she will reward both with chocolate. This first chamber music session will be at member rates for the new person. If the new bassoonist comes to the next chamber music club meeting, with the member who introduced them, AND joins the NZDRS at that second session, each gets one Event movie pass, which she will also sponsor!
When: Saturday 21 September 
Please sign up by Friday 13 September. Email us plus make your payment. nzdoublereeds@gmail.com

Time: Adults  2.00 - 4.30pm    School Students  3.00 - 4.30pm

Where: Music Department, St Peter's College    

Cost: NZDRS members: adults $15, school /university students, $5 
Non members: adults $30, school/university students $15     
NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00    Include your name/ chamber music club/month.  No refunds, sorry..

Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.
          

NZDRS CHAMBER MUSIC CLUB:
  • Lots of fun
  • Professional coaching
  • Music sent out in advance - adults group only
  • Get input into your playing
  • Afternoon tea provided
  • Great for your sight reading 
  • Make new friends
  • Lots of interesting double reed music to play
Look forward to seeing you all.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Membership

Membership is now annual from whenever you sign up e.g. you sign up on 25/8/2013, you will be a member until 25/8/2014.  You will be sent a reminder in the calendar month before your membership expires. 

To become a member or renew your membership, please click on Membership.  Fill out the form and remember to click "submit" at the bottom.  Payment details are on the form. 

Saturday, 24 August 2013

NZDRS Double Reed Day Chamber Music Competition


...Just one of the activities happening on
NZDRS Double Reed Day 
28 September 2013
Westlake Girls' High School

Who can enter: School students of any level (no uni students).   

What to play: Any duet, trio, or quartet under 5 minutes in length. The group must include at least one double reed instrument. (ie, bassoon duet, oboe and piano, etc.)

What you can win: Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three groups. Only a group with an NZDRS member is eligible for 1st prize.  Fun prizes will also be given in categories such as: Best Dressed, Most Enthusiastic Performance, Best Teamwork, Best Bows.

Judges: Gemma Price, Natasha Port, and Annabel Lovatt (double reed students at Auckland University)

Friday, 23 August 2013

Concert of interest

Sarah Watkins, James Fry, Ingrid Hagan

When:

  • Fri 30 Aug, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Where:

University of Auckland Music Theatre, 6 Symonds Street, Auckland CBD Show map

Restrictions:

All Ages

Tickets:

  • Full Price: $20.00
  • Concessions: $15.00
  • Buy Tickets – (09) 361 1000

Website:

James Fry – clarinet, Ingrid Hagan – bassoon, Sarah Watkins – piano
Hear principal woodwind members of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, James Fry, Ingrid Hagan and guest Sarah Watkins in an evening of eclectic music including composers Piazolla, Schumann, Bax and Glinka.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Performers' Evening



Our next Performers' Evening will be Wednesday, 4 September at 7:30pm at Philharmonia Hall, 
427 Dominion Rd.

This is an informal, friendly, fun opportunity to practice performing!

Piano accompaniment will be provided by Gemma Lee (for NZDRS members only).  If you would like to play with Gemma, please contact her at gemmaleepiano@gmail.com to arrange getting her the music.
Non members are welcome to play an unaccompanied piece.

Entry for members is FREE, non-members $10.

Email nzdoublereeds@gmail.com to sign up by Wednesday 28 August if you would like piano accompaniment or by Sunday 1 September if unaccompanied.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Diana Doherty masterclass

The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the NZ Double Reed Society and KGE Reeds is delighted to present an open free oboe masterclass with Diana Doherty. She is our masterworks soloist in the Strauss Oboe Concerto for the Rite of Spring Concert.

Diana Doherty is principal oboist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and considered one of todays most talented and accomplished instrumentalists. See http://cso.co.nz/dianadoherty

Thursday 29 August
4-6pm
CSO rehearsal rooms, Unit 2, 4 Klondyke Drive, Hornby
Free event

RSVP Cathy outreach@cso.co.nz 

It is a fantastic opportunity to learn from her as she teaches 5 promising students from around NZ.


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Chamber Music Club

NZDRS CHAMBER MUSIC CLUB:
Lots of fun
Professional coaching
Music sent out in advance - adults group only
Get input into your playing
Afternoon tea provided
Great for your sight reading 
Make new friends
Lots of interesting double reed music to play





When: Saturday 17 August  
Adults  2.00- 4.30pm  Music sent out to you in advance. 
School Students  3.00- 4.30pm  We will put you into groups and allocate music on the day. 
Please let us know if you would like to come along by Thursday 8 August so that we know if the session is viable as we need minimum numbers.

Where: St Peter's College, Mountain Rd, Epsom.
    
Cost: NZDRS members: adults $15, school and university students, $5       
Sign up (and pay!) by Thursday 8 AugustPlease pay into the NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00   
Include your name/ chamber music club/month.   No refunds, sorry.
Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.  
        
  • We would love to have more bassoonists coming along. Jan Lorier has generously offered the following incentive: For any existing NZDRS member who brings along a bassoonist who has not been before, she will reward both with chocolate. This first chamber music session will be at member rates for the new person. If the new bassoonist comes to the next chamber music club meeting, with the member who introduced them, AND joins the NZDRS at that second session, each gets one Event movie pass, which she will also sponsor!
  • We have new music for 3 oboes so come along and try it.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Diana Doherty Masterclass

The legendary Diana Doherty, principal oboist of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, will be in Christchurch at the end of the month. 
Oboe master class* from 4-6pm on Thursday 29 August
Strauss Oboe Concerto with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra at 7.30pm on Sat 31 August. The Rite of Spring is also on the programme.
For more details go to: www.cso.co.nz

* The master class is sponsored by Martin Lee as KGE's NZ agent.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Chamber Music Club

When: Sunday 21 July  
  • Adults  2.00 - 4.30pm  
  • School Students  3.00 - 4.30pm.  We will put you into groups and allocate music on the day. Please let us know if you would like to come along by Thursday 11 July so that we know how many tutors we need.  
  • Playing levels range from Grade 3 through to advanced and we put you in groups that you will feel comfortable in.
Where: TBC    

Cost: NZDRS members: adults $15, school and university students, $5* 
  • Sign up (and pay!) by Thursday 11 July
  • Please pay into the NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00   
  • Include your name/ chamber music club/month  No refunds, sorry.
  • *Student members can pay $10 cash on the day, if they prefer.

Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.          

We would love to have more bassoonists join NZDRS. Jan Lorier has generously offered the following incentive:  For any existing NZDRS member who brings along a bassoonist who has not been before, she will reward both with chocolate. This very first chamber music session will be at member rates for the new person. If the new bassoonist comes to the next chamber music club meeting, with the member who introduced them, AND joins the NZDRS at that second session, each gets one Event movie pass, which she will also sponsor!


NZDRS CHAMBER MUSIC CLUB:

Lots of fun
Professional coaching
Music sent out in advance
Get input into your playing
Afternoon tea provided
Great for your sight reading 
Make new friends
Lots of interesting double reed music to play


Look forward to seeing you all

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Performers' Evening

Next Performers' Evening

 Wednesday 3 July  7.30pm 
Philharmonia Hall, 
427 Dominion Rd, 
Auckland. 

This is an informal occasion so come along and play something you are working on or a duet. We are planning to have a pianist at this session so if you would like to play and your piece has an accompaniment, please let us know by Wednesday 26 June so that we can let her have the music to look at.

Sign up by Wednesday 26 June if you would like to be accompanied by a pianist
or Saturday 29 June if unaccompanied.

contactcamille@gmail.com


COST: Free to members, $10 for non-members

NZDRS Performers' Evenings are on the first Wednesday of each month.  All members are welcome to play   Great for trying out exam or competition pieces or just having a performance to use as a goal to work towards. Informal, friendly and fun.

You are very welcome to come and listen, even if you are not performing.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Student members outing to hear NZSO play the Planets

CONCERT CANCELLED
Due to weather conditions in Wellington today, the NZSO have had to cancel this concert.  

Yet another reason to join NZDRS if you are not already a member!
WHAT: New Zealand Symphony Orchestra plays the Planets by Holst
WHEN: 7pm Friday 21 June
WHERE: Auckland Town Hall
WHO: Student members of NZDRS. 
COST: $10.00
HOW: Email us by Friday 14 June if you would like to come along. Carpool with friends or catch the bus into town.

An NZDRS teacher will meet you beforehand and take you back stage at the end of the concert to meet NZSO's Mike Austin and to see the rare bass oboe he plays in this piece. Find out more about the big cousin of the cor anglais here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bass_oboe

The English composer Gustav Holst looked to the skies for inspiration, and one of his best-known works, The Planets, reflects his deep interest in both astrology and astronomy. This is an awesome piece if you have never been to the orchestra before or don't attend often.  It is colourful, fun, and each movement is short and evocative of a specific theme.

Here's a clip of the raw brutality of Mars, The Bringer of War
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0bcRCCg01I
and the jolly, fun Jupiterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBhcfxn5cFE
Look forward to seeing you there,

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Dozen a Day workshop/Chamber Music Club

Our next Chamber Music Club is on June 22
Please sign up by emailing nzdoublereeds@gmail.com by June 13.  
Peter Dykes


This month, we have a special class prior to Chamber Music Club.  Peter Dykes is doing a workshop called "Dozen a Day".  This is about the importance and routine of warming up.   Peter is an oboe player, but warm ups are equally important for bassoon players too!  


Venue:
Music department, St Peter's College, Mountain Rd, Epsom

Times: 

Dozen a Day workshop: 2pm - 3pm
Chamber Music Club: 3pm - 5.30pm


Costs:

Dozen a Day workshop: NZDRS Members Free, Non members: School and uni students $5, Adults $15
Chamber Music Club: NZDRS members rates: adults $15, school and university students, $5. Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.
Please note that payment must be made when signing up. This is non-refundable. 
Please pay into the NZDRS account: 01-1840-0028449-00. Include your name/ chamber music club/month.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Dates for your diary

September 28: Double Reed Day
Westlake Girls High School
Including master classes, double reed band, recital and more

June 22: Chamber Music Club.  Sign up by June 13
AND "Dozen a Day" warm up workshop with Peter Dykes (NZSO)
Our monthly chamber music club: on the 3rd Saturday of each month
Next meeting is: 3.00 - 5.30pm Saturday 22 June
NZDRS members rates: adults $15, school and university students, $5. 
Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.
Sign up (and pay!) by Thursday 13 June.
Please pay into the NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00 Include your name/ chamber music club/month No refunds, sorry.
Lots of fun
Professional coaching
Music sent out in advance
Get input into your playing
Afternoon tea provided
Make new friends
Lots of interesting double reed music to play


A Dozen a Day” with PETER DYKES, associate principal oboe of NZSO 
2.00 - 3.00pm Saturday 22 June Venue TBC
A fun class looking at why we warm up, what we warm up, and how we warm up! Bring along your instrument if you are keen to be a guinea pig, there's no need to have anything prepared. The session will help players to analyse what aspects of their playing are important to have properly warmed up, and also to help develop a method of warming up as time-efficiently as possible in our busy schedules!'
Members: Free,  Non members: School and uni students $5, Adults $15


June 6: Performers' Evening - note this is on Thursday this time!  
An informal opportunity to play something you have been working on. 
Held at Philhamonia Hall, 427 Dominion Rd. 
Next one is: 7.30pm Thursday 6 June* *N.B change of date
Free to members. $10 non members.
Let us know by Wednesday 29 May if you need a pianist (there may be a small charge). 
Sign up by Saturday 1 June contactcamille@gmail.com



Sunday, 26 May 2013

Hansjorg Schellenberger

What an amazing afternoon!  
Thank you to: 
KGE Reeds,
 IRMTNZ: Auckland Branch, 
and APO for making this event possible.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

May Chamber Music Club

Our next chamber music club is on Sunday May 19 2.00pm to 4.30pm
Central Auckland venue (tbc). 



NZDRS members rates: adults $15, school and university students, $5. 
Non-members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates.

Sign up (and pay!) by Thursday 9 May 
Please pay into the NZDRS account: 011840-0028449-00 Include your name/ chamber music club/month.  No refunds, sorry.
  • Lots of fun
  • Professional coaching
  • Music sent out in advance
  • Get input into your playing
  • Afternoon tea provided
  • Make new friends
  • Lots of interesting double reed music to play




This will be followed by a workshop, given by Casey Gsell,
 "Playing the Bassoon with Ease" 
which will help with posture and sound.







Please email: nzdoublereeds@gmail.com to register.









Tuesday, 23 April 2013

NZDRS Members' Social Evening


7pm Sunday 5 May
Come along for dessert AND
Watch the movie "The Making of West Side Story" 
Email for more details nzdoublereeds@gmail.com





Monday, 22 April 2013

Australasian Conference: Adelaide




September 13-15
Elder Conservatorium,
Adelaide University
Adelaide, Australia

Performances, masterclasses, lectures, technical workshops, reed making . . .

featuring . . .
Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Nick Deutsch (oboe),
Lyndon Watts (bassoon) & others . . .


In partnership with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the University of Adelaide and Elder Conservatorium, the ADRS is committed to bringing together the stakeholders in the musical life of Adelaide to celebrate, promote and inspire all levels of double reed playing.

ADRS (South Australia) wants to showcase Adelaide and South Australia musically, culturally and gastronomically .... so expect some socialising featuring exceptionally fine wine and food!






Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Teaching the Beginner Oboist: The First Lesson






Alison works with 
Rahul in the demonstration lesson.













A very successful session was held on Saturday 12 April. Thanks to Rahul from Aorere College, for being the "guinea pig" for this afternoon's workshop, "Teaching the First Lesson on Oboe". He was a perfect student and produced some very nice sounds. Great to see a whole range of oboists, including advanced students of all ages, a band director and an HOD come along to this session.