Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Oboe Maintenance Workshop

Bede Hanley (principal oboe, APO) will be taking an OBOE MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP from 4.30-5.30pm on Saturday 18 October (after Chamber Music Club).
Venue: TBC (Auckland)
Cost: free to NZDRS members; $10 non members
Please let us know if you would like to attend.
email: nzdoublereeds@gmail.com

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Chamber Music Club October 18

Saturday 18 October
Time: 2- 4.30pm
Venue: TBC depending on numbers (AUCKLAND)
Anyone can come along to our club. Simply sign up and you will be put in a group and sent some music to prepare. At the club, you will work on the music together and receive help from a professional tutor. Lots of fun! No performance involved.

Send an email if you would  like to come along and make your payment by Friday 10 October (details below).
If you would like to bring your own group including non double reed players, you are most welcome. Just bring your own music to work on. The maximum cost for a group such as this is $100 regardless of how many people, as long as one person is an NZDRS member.

Cost: 
NZDRS members: adults $30, school /university students, $5      
Non members: adults $35, school/university students $10
(Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates) 

Please make payment to NZDRS 38 9016 0011004 00 Include your name/Ch Mus Cl/Month 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Chamber Music Club September 20

Time: 2- 4.30pm
Venue: TBC depending on numbers
Anyone can come along to our club. Simply sign up and you will be put in a group and sent some music to prepare. At the club, you will work on the music together and receive help from a professional tutor. Lots of fun! No performance involved.

Send an email if you would  like to come along and make your payment by Friday 12 September (details below).
If you would like to bring your own group including non double reed players, you are most welcome. Just bring your own music to work on. The maximum cost for a group such as this is $100 regardless of how many people, as long as one person is an NZDRS member.

Cost: 
NZDRS members: adults $30, school /university students, $5      
Non members: adults $35, school/university students $10
(Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates) 

Please make payment to NZDRS 38 9016 0011004 00 Include your name/Ch Mus Cl/Month 

Monday, 1 September 2014

Bassoon Chat August 31

A very pleasant afternoon was spent with Todd Gibson-Cornish who is studying at the Royal College of Music in London.  Many thanks to Peter Sandiford for the use of his home and afternoon tea. Thanks for organising and bringing a yummy chocolate cake, Kate Nelson!

Peter, Natasha, Jacqui, Kate
Noah, Gordon, Todd


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Bassoon for sale

For Sale: Moosmann Model 100.
It has been well looked after, and John Robinson recently did a couple of little repairs that it needed.

$7000 was paid for the instrument and would like to sell it for much that price. 

It also comes with a lighter travelling case that was $200.

 Please contact Robert Skinner at skinners65@paradise.net.nz if interested.



Sunday, 3 August 2014

Oboe Concert September 21

Sunday 21 September 5pm



Bach Musica NZ
Strauss Oboe Concerto and Rutter Magnificat

Thomas Hutchinson - oboe soloist


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Special offer to NZDRS members 
(usually $45/40)

6 - 9 people: $30 each (adults and seniors)
10 or more: $25 each (adults and seniors)

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If you are interested, let us know by 12 September. We will then make a group booking if there are sufficient people.  




email: nzdoublereeds@gmail.com

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Chamber Music Special Saturday 16 August


  • Chamber Music Club     2.00- 4.00pm     
Anyone can come along to our club. Simply sign up and you will be put in a group and sent some music to prepare. At the club, you will work on the music together and receive help from a professional tutor. Lots of fun! No performance involved.

Send an email to nzdoublereeds@gmail.com if you would like to come along. 
Make your payment by Friday 8 August (details below). N.B new bank account
If you would like to bring your own group including non double reed players, you are most welcome. Just bring your own music to work on. The maximum cost for a group such as this is $100 regardless of how many people, as long as one person is an NZDRS member.

NZDRS members: adults $30, school /university students, $5          
Non members: adults $35, school/university students $10
(Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates) 
Please make payment to NZDRS 38 9016 0011004 00 Include your name/Ch Mus Cl/Month

  • Life at the Paris Conservatoire 4.00 - 5.30pm                                    
A question and answer session with oboist, Thomas Hutchinson.        
Free to members; $10 non members. 
Afternoon tea will be provided.     
Venue TBC depending on numbers.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Chamber Music Club Saturday 19 July

Time: 2- 4.30pm (school students 3.15 - 4.30pm)
Venue: TBC depending on numbers
Anyone can come along to our club. Simply sign up and you will be put in a group and sent some music to prepare. At the club, you will work on the music together and receive help from a professional tutor. Lots of fun! No performance involved.

Send an email if you would  like to come along and make your payment by Friday 11 July(details below). N.B new bank account
If you would like to bring your own group including non double reed players, you are most welcome. Just bring your own music to work on. The maximum cost for a group such as this is $100 regardless of how many people, as long as one person is an NZDRS member.

Cost: 
NZDRS members: adults $30, school /university students, $5       Non members: adults $35, school/university students $10
(Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates) 

Please make payment to NZDRS 38 9016 0011004 00 Include your name/Ch Mus Cl/Month 

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Chamber Music Club: Saturday June 21

When:Saturday June 21, 2.00 - 4.00pm

Including:
Afternoon Tea with Peter Dykes 4.00 - 5.00pm

New Venue!
Music Department, Epsom Girls Grammar School, Silver Road, Epsom
 
This month we will be having afternoon tea at the end of the session and will be joined by Peter Dykes (Associate Principal Oboe, NZSO) who will talk about his journey as an oboist. Everyone is welcome to come along, even if you do not come to the chamber music session beforehand. FREE

Our venue will be the music department of Epsom Girls Grammar School, Silver Rd, Epsom. Details of how to get in will follow. Send an email if you would  like to come to chamber music club and make your payment by Friday 13 June(details below).
Anyone can come along to our club. Simply sign up and you will be put in a group and sent some music to prepare. At the club, you will work on the music together and receive help from a professional tutor. There is no performance.  Lots of fun!  Tea/coffee provided.
If you would like to bring your own group with non-double reed players, you are most welcome. Just bring your own music to work on. The maximum cost for a group such as this is $100, as long as one person is an NZDRS member.

Cost: 
NZDRS members: adults $30, school/university students, $15                
Non members: adults $35, school/university students $20
(Non members are invited to come along to one session at member's rates) 

Payment must be made by June 13: Bank account number: 38-9016-0011004-00
Please put your name and "Chamber Music" as a reference.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Performers' Evening 19 May

Monday, 19 May  
7:30pm  
Philharmonia Hall,
427 Dominion Rd
Auckland

This is an informal, friendly, fun opportunity to practise performing!  Bring along a piece you are preparing for exams or chamber music competitions, or just something you are working on in your lessons.  Feel free to bring your own pianist or chamber group members.  

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


Sign up by email (nzdoublereeds@gmail.com) by Friday,16 May.  

Please state what piece you wish to play when you reply.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Chamber Music Club

When: Sunday 18 May   3.00 - 5.30pm. 

Where: St Peters College,
Mountain Rd,
Epsom

Tutor: TBC

Cost: NZDRS members: adults $30, 
school /university students, $15                
Non members: adults $35, 
school/university students $20

Send us an email to let us know you would like to come and make your payment by Thursday 9 May (details below). nzdoublereeds@gmail.com

Payment should be made to:
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.          

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Chamber Music Club

When: Saturday 26 April   2.00 - 4.30pm. 

Where: Venue TBC depending on numbers. 

Tutor: Gordon Skinner

Cost: NZDRS members: adults $30, 
school /university students, $15                
Non members: adults $35, 
school/university students $20

Send us an email to let us know you would like to come and make your payment by Thursday 24 April (details below). nzdoublereeds@gmail.com

Payment should be made to:
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.          

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Double Reed Day...

...was so much fun!


Thank you to all our sponsors and organisers 
who made the weekend such a success.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Double Reed Weekend

Only a couple of days to go...

Remember to bring:

  1. Your instrument and reeds
  2. A NAMED music stand
  3. Your music for Double Reed Band (downloadable on the post below)
  4. Some money for lunch

Dinner on Saturday night has been booked for 7.30pm at a great place in Takapuna: The Elephant Wrestler. We have our own space, not in amongst everyone else!

On arrival at Carmel College, you will receive a welcome pack which includes a booklet with all the information you will need. Make sure you get yours!

Here is the current version of the timetable: (this is in the booklet so you don't need to print it out!)


Monday, 17 February 2014

DOUBLE REED WEEKEND


March 1 - 2, 2014
Carmel College
Shakespeare Rd
Takapuna
Carmel College has a new performing arts centre with an excellent auditorium and comfortable foyer and practice areas.

Elise Millman


Eve Newsome


We are very pleased to announce that Eve Newsome, Oboist from Brisbane, and Elise Millman, Bassoonist from Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, are our guest tutors for Double Reed Weekend. 






The weekend is for everyone- all ages and stages!



 Extra Information
·       Double reed band
NZDRS has commissioned a new work by NZ composer Anthony Young, especially for our 2014 weekend. There will be parts for oboe, oboe d’amore, cor anglais, bassoon and contra bassoon. The composer will rehearse and direct the first performance at the closing concert. Download your part from our website.  www.nzdrs.org.nz from 17 February 2014
Ensembles
Participants will get the chance to play in groups with other players of their level, coached by professional double reed players
·        Public Recital
On Saturday evening, there will be a recital from our guest artists and professional double reed players from around NZ. Works include the Poulenc Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano. Free to weekend participants
·        Fun activities
Including Long note competition, Reed darts, Sports, Have a go on an oboe or bassoon, Reed sculptures


This weekend would not be possible without generous support from our sponsors. 
Please visit their websites.  (Click on the links on the right)



Gold Sponsors:






Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:



Sunday, 16 February 2014

DOUBLE REED WEEKEND Parts for Double Reed Band

Here are the parts for the Double Reed Band.  Please print off your own copy and bring to the Double Reed Weekend. 
***Make sure you read 
the performance notes below from Anthony Young.***












Suite for Double Reed Band
by Anthony Young
Performance notes for First Draft (13/2/14)

Please be aware that there maybe a few alterations and changes on the 1st March in rehearsals. This has been a challenging ensemble to write for, and I cannot be sure of being certain of every detail of the mechanics of double reed instruments.  If something seems too difficult or unidiomatic, please don’t fret: it may very well be changed during the rehearsal. 

2ND MOVEMENT 
There is a solo for oboe d’amore at the start. The following instructions mean: 
Colour trill – creating the a trill without pitch change by trilling with a finger that doesn’t change the pitch, though possibly shifting it microtonally.
Key clicks – after a diminuendo to as quietly as possible, cease pitch altogether to allow only the sound of
the keys continuing to click.  This may require other keys to be used that weren’t needed for the tremolo.
Vibrato – notes marked with vib. and the wavy line require extra strong vibrato.
Lip bend - (bar 58) using the embouchure, flatten the pitch of the A natural as far down to the next note as possible to create the impression of a glissando. 
First and second oboe parts have densely written ornamentation. This is not intended to sound in perfect unison. Notes written as hemidemisemiquavers should be played confidently to each player’s best ability as an ornament.  Note that the ornamental notes are printed with smaller noteheads. Players should aim to be in unison on notes with regular‐sized noteheads, the overall effect being that of heterophonic chaos suddenly unifying on certain notes.  If not all the notes are played, or there is an error in the order of the pitches, this is not a problem.

3RD MOVEMENT 
Some parts include a few notes surrounded by a box with an arrow pointing to the end of the bar.  This indicates to the player to play those pitches in the written order repeatedly and rapidly, as far as indicated by the arrow. These are not meant to sound in unison and each player should play them as fast as is possible.