Double Reed Day 2012
Sunday, September 30
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Double Reed Day at SUNY Fredonia is for Middle and High School oboists and bassoonists to come and spend the day working with the double reed faculty and students in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.
Don't miss guest artist, Charles McCracken in master class. Bassoonist Charles McCracken enjoys a career which covers every facet of musical performance; from Placido Domingo to Jewel, Itzhak Perlman to Eric Clapton, from the Guarneri Quartet to KISS, Charles has, for the last 35 years, performed and recorded in an astonishing array of divergent styles. One of New York’s busiest free-lance musicians, he is currently Principal Bassoon with the American Symphony Orchestra, The New York Pops, Musica Sacra, Opera Orchestra of New York, the Oratorio Society, at the Bard Music Festival, Bard Summerscape, and at the OK Mozart Festival in Bartlesville Oklahoma. He has also performed as Principal Bassoon with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York Chamber Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Mostly Mozart, American Composers Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic and is a frequent guest artist with the New York Philharmonic, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, New York City Opera and the New York City Ballet.
The day will include: master classes focusing on both solo performing and the techniques of playing, reed-making classes focusing on how to adjust reeds so they will work more easily and successfully; coached double reed chamber music reading sessions and a final double reed ensemble performance.