New York is besieged by angry bassoons

They don’t like to be called the clowns of the orchestra. Or an ill wind.

They have feelings.

Hundreds of bassoons, literally hundreds, gathered at the 43rd annual meeting of the International Double Reed Society at New York University.

Read (and here) more here.


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    • So, presumably, violins grow up to become cellos and basses, the viola being the obnoxious adolescent stage?

      Now I understand.

  • It was a very happy week for all the oboists and bassoonists (and performers on the contrabassoon, English horn, oboe d’amore, bass oboe, Heckelphone, etc.) in attendance at the annual IDRS conference.

    There were many concerts, recitals, lectures, seminars, master classes, tributes, a competition, reading sessions, vendors, and even a flash mob.

    I enjoyed performing with Contraband (mentioned in the article), as well as in a contrabassoon quintet recital.

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