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Double Reed Day at Butler University
Saturday, January 11, 2020
The seventh annual Butler University Double Reed Day is open to oboists and bassoonists of all ages and levels as well as their parents, teachers, and friends. A highlight of the day will be the final concert at 4:00 PM with all attendees performing in massed oboe, bassoon, and combined double reed ensembles. The event is presented by: Fox Products, Yamaha, Butler University Bassoon Reed Company, Barton Cane, and Carlos Coehlo.
Oboe, English Horn, St. Louis Symphony
Cally Banham has been a proud member of the Saint Louis Symphony since 2006, when she was appointed to the Solo English horn position by then Music Director David Robertson. Before joining the Saint Louis Symphony, she held many posts, including Solo English horn with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Principal Oboe with the Memphis Symphony, Fellow with the New World Symphony, and Solo English horn with Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, in Toluca, Mexico. Cally has performed as a guest in the principal English horn chairs of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Cleveland Orchestra. Read more here.
Rock E Bassoon
Rock E Bassoon is an electric rock band comprised of six bassoonists and a drummer. Rock E Bassoon performs classic rock and pop, such as Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Metallica, Michael Jackson and The Who. Rock E Bassoon’s musicians include three members of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, a professor of bassoon at the Butler University School of Music and professional free-lance bassoonists. Rock E Bassoon is unique in that it is perhaps the only rock bassoon band in the United States that is electric and uses effects pedals to alter the ordinary sounds of the bassoon. Rock E Bassoon is committed to the profound role that the creative arts plays in the health and vitality of a community and in healing persons who are ill. To that end, the Sydney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital lobby has become home to Rock E Bassoon’s rehearsals, allowing for interactive experiences among the band and patients, their families, hospital staff and physicians. Since 2016, Rock E Bassoon has worked to make live music accessible to the entire Indianapolis community. Read more here.
Instructor of Oboe, Butler University; Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Professor of Bassoon, Butler University; Yamaha Performing Artist
Schedule (subject to change)
All activities will take place in Schrott Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted.
|9:00–9:50 AM||Registration/Check-In and time to visit vendor booths||Lobby|
|10:00–10:30 AM||Opening Recital||Stage|
Double Reed Ensemble Warm-Up/Rehearsal
|11:30 AM–1:00 PM||Lunch (on your own) and time to visit vendor booths|
Rock E Bassoon Mini-Concert
Attend your choice of:
**Masterclass performers are TBD, performers will be contacted separately
|3:00–3:45 PM||Double Reed Ensemble Rehearsal||Stage|
|4:00 PM (~30 minutes)||
Closing Concert including all participants