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November Performers' Evening

Wednesday, 6 November, 7.30pmPhilharmonia 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 byWednesday, 30 Octoberif you are using piano, OR bySunday, 3 Novemberif you do not need piano.  Please state what piece you wish to play.

October Chamber Music Club

When:Saturday19 October   Sign upby 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 - 4.30pmSchool 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!

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.


Double Reed Day

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 r…

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 Frenchtrag├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.

Oboe 1
Oboe 2
Oboe d'Amore
Oboe Baritone
Cor Anglais 1
Cor Anglais 2
Bassoon

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 Studen…

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.

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)

Click here to get an application form to attend Double Reed Day.

Concert of interest

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: $20.00Concessions: $15.00Buy Tickets – (09) 361 1000 Website:NICAI Events 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.

NZDRS Double Reed Day

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.

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.

Double Reed Day

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 Augustso 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 f…

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 AugustStrauss 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.

Chamber Music Club

When:Sunday21 July
Adults  2.00 - 4.30pmSchool 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 JulyPlease 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 sess…

Fundraising Concert

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.

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…

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.


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.

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 al…

Hansjorg Schellenberger

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

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 funProfessional coachingMusic sent out in advanceGet input into your playingAfternoon tea providedMake new friendsLots 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.








Oboe Masterclass: Hansjorg Schellenberger

NZDRS Members' Social Evening

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




Australasian Conference: Adelaide

September 13-15
Elder Conservatorium,
Adelaide University
Adelaide, AustraliaPerformances, 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!





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.