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International Double Reed Society Conference at Miami July 7-11


The International Double Reed Society (IDRS), an organization comprising more than 4,000 double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts from around the globe, will hold its 41st annual conference at Miami University July 7-11.

The conference will feature artists from more than 27 countries and 41 states, with more than 1,000 professional and amateur musicians, scholars and students in attendance. Events include concerts, recitals, master classes, workshops and lectures presented by leading double reed artists and pedagogues from around the globe.

Free concerts: orchestra and chamber music, open to all

A highlight of the conference is a series of free orchestra and chamber music performances at 8 p.m. July 7, 8, 9 and 11, and at 4 p.m. July 10, in Hall Auditorium.
Click here for a schedule and program.

The concerts will feature solo musicians and principal oboe and bassoon players from major orchestras nationally and internationally, including the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, La Scala Opera Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony and the Moscow Conservatory of Music, among many others.

Exhibitors include leading vendors in the field with instruments, music, accessories, recordings and new technologies for trial and purchase.

For more information contact conference organizers Andrea Ridilla, professor of oboe, at, 529-3091, or Christin Schillinger, assistant professor of bassoon, at, 529-3221.

In good company

What do Oxford, Los Angeles, Tokyo and New York City have in common?

They will all be hosts to an International Double Reed Society Conference:
Oxford 2012; Los Angeles 2013; New York City 2014; and Tokyo, 2015.

With the registrants, there will be over 1,000 people from 27 countries and 41 states, say Andrea Ridilla, professor of oboe, and Christin Schillinger, assistant professor of bassoon, who have been planning the conference for two full years.


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