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NZDRS Festival Weekend 2015

Christmas Party

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

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 

Oboe Masterclass

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

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!



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.


Afternoon Tea With Thomas Hutchinson

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

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 Conservat…

Christchurch Event

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

Afternoon Tea with Peter Dykes

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 g…

Christchurch Celebration June 15

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.

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.

Notice of AGM

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.

Double Reed Day...

...was so much fun!

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

Double Reed Weekend

Only a couple of days to go...

Remember to bring:

Your instrument and reedsA NAMED music standYour music for Double Reed Band (downloadable on the post below)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!)


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.





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! Click HERE to fill in the online application form.


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 evenin…

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.***

The Score if you'd like to have a look!
Oboe d'Amore
Oboe 3
Oboe 2
Oboe 1
Cor Anglais
Contra Bassoon
Bassoon 3
Bassoon 2
Bassoon 1
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 i…