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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.

BDRS Five Day Event & Double Reed Day

Two events in one, led by two of Britain’s leading players

Five-day Oboe and Bassoon Course
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Tuesday 10th – Saturday 14th April 2018
directed by John Anderson Principal oboist, English Chamber Orchestra
and Laurence Perkins bassoon soloist and Hyperion solo recording artist

BDRS Double-reed Day
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Saturday 14th April 2018
£70 (BDRS member £50) Students in full-time education £50 (BDRS member £40) Includes lunch
A great new double reed event for all players, all ages and all grades…

led by John Anderson and Laurence Perkins