The BDRS has been blessed with the generous gift of access to a repertoire of downloadable music for the rarer instruments of the double reed family by Jennifer Paull.
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A fantastic one-day event for oboists and bassoonists – a chance to play Leonard Bernstein’s fabulous music from ‘West Side Story’ in the beautiful Royal Exchange Theatre building in Manchester, on SUNDAY 17th JUNE, 11.30am-5pm. Details and on-line booking at bdrs.org.uk Players from LONDON and BIRMINGHAM can travel by train to this event – the event schedule fits with the train timetables! Players from elsewhere can easily drive and park near to the theatre. As well as Bernstein, two other anniversary composers are featured on that day – George Gershwin, and the French composer Charles Gounod with a well-known piece that became legendary as the theme tune to the ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ television series. The ensemble in Manchester will be rehearsed and directed by Laurence Perkins, and will end with an informal performance in the magnificent public area of the Royal Exchange Theatre building.
Buy your 5 day ticket and enjoy more than 120 activities, including international competitions and more than 2000 m2 of trade stands where leading exhibitors will be present.
There will be more than 100 performers offering concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and lectures.
Join the IDRS 2018 Double Reed Band and live the unique experience of setting a Guinness World Record for the largest woodwind en-semble ever assembled.
Evening concerts will feature the City of Granada Orchestra with performers such as Alex Klein, Cristina Gomez, David Tomas, Emanuel Abbi.ihl, Higinio Arrue, Matthias Racz, Lucas Macias, Pedro Diaz, Ramon Ortega, Rie Koyama, Sebastien Giot and Sophie Dartigalongue.
Do not miss this unique event and go to www.idrs2018.org for registration now!
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and much more…
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IDRS Young Artist Oboe Competition 30 August
CLOSING DATE 15th APRIL
The International Double Reed Society is pleased to announce the repertoire for the 11th annual Young Artists Competition being held for oboists during the 2018 annual IDRS conference, August 28 – September 1, MAY
Simmonds Music in Grantham Closes its Doors
It is with great regret that we have to announce that bassoonist Tom Simmonds’ business, known as Simmonds Music in Grantham, has had to cease trading. Tom has suffered from a serious neuromuscular illness over the last two years and with that and a lack of footfall in the High Street he has been unable to sustain a viable concern. The receivers have been called in.
Tom has been a staunch supporter of the BDRS for many years since he worked for John Myatt in Hitchen as their bassoon specialist.
For further information go to this link to the Grantham Journal.