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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

WSU Double Reed Days @ Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts

WSU DoUble ReeD DayS
Weber State University Department of Performing Arts presents its first Double Reed Days, Friday and Saturday, 28-29 September in the Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Events will include clinics and masterclasses on bassoon and oboe, reedmaking classes, rehearsals in oboe, bassoon and double reed ensembles, as well as a performance on each evening featuring guest artist and faculty double reed players. The festival is intended for players of all age and levels of expertise, as well as double reed teachers and band directors. Participants are invited to bring their oboe, English horn, bassoon or contra bassoon and join in.
Dr. Thomas Priest, WSU music faculty and Department of Performing Arts department chair, explains, “Often times, bassoonists and oboists do not have access to double reed experts because their numbers are typically less than other instruments. While a typical high school band may have ten flutes, it is common for a band to only have one or two oboes and bassoons. So this is an opportunity for double reed students to get together and learn with expert double-reed musicians. We hope this event will build the community of oboists and bassoonists. It should be a terrific weekend of learning and fun.”
Schedule Friday, September 28th at 7:30 PM Oboe & Bassoon in Concert with guest artists Martin Schuring, oboe & Carl Rath, bassoon Free • Garrison Choral Room • Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts Children 8 years and older are welcome.
Saturday, September 29th, 8:30-3:30 For all beginning, intermediate & advanced double reed students.
clinics on bassoon and oboe • masterclasses • reedmaking classes • play in oboe, bassoon & double reed ensembles.
Pre-registration is requested. Admission is $15.00 per person for the Saturday clinics and classes Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
Saturday, September 29th, 7:30 Adrian Maxson Scholarship Concert featuring Kendra Johnson, oboe & Thom Priest, bassoon scholarship donation requested • Allred Theatre • Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts
For further information: Thomas Priest (801)626-7181 • tpriest@weber.edu Kendra Johnson (801)648-5369 • kendrajohnson@weber.edu
Visit us on the web: http://www.weber.edu/PerformingArts/music.html

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