As advertised on Classic FM, this year is the year of the bassoon. Up and down the UK there are concerts featuring the bassoon and other double reed instruments like the oboe and Cor Anglais. The British Double Reed Society, which is a registered charity (no1080461), acts as a forum for debate and the exchange of ideas and advice for all double reed instrument players.
A BDRS Double-Reed Day is being held at Park Place, Wickham on Saturday 14 April 2018. It lasts from 10.00am till 5.30pm. It’s a great treat for bassoonists and oboists. A whole host of activities are on offer, such as ensemble playing, recitals, musical advice and encouragement as well as lunch.
Students can take part in sessions as well as brush up their techniques and sight reading. Ample opportunity will exist to rub shoulders with seasoned professional players. There will be trade stands for help and advice on a wide range of instruments. Park Place, which is run by Franciscan nuns, is a calm, rural setting ideal for concentration and musical study. Further information is available on the BDRS website, www.bdrs.org.uk.