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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.

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 in

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

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. 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  2.0

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

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: 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

Click here to get an application form

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

Click here to get an enrolment form .

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 August Please 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.     

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.

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, s

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 a n awesome  piece if you have never been to the orchestr

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 musi

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,

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 (a nd 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.

Oboe Masterclass: Hansjorg Schellenberger

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

Australasian Conference: Adelaide

September 13-15 Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University Adelaide, Australia P erformances, 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.