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Miami's own international music festival: Free concerts July 7-11 hosted by International Double Reed Society conference


While it is not quite the on same scale as the World Choir Games taking place concurrently in Cincinnati, the 41st annual conference of the International Double Reed Society, hosted at Miami, will bring musicians from more than 26 countries for five free concerts July 7-11 at Hall Auditorium.

Orchestra and chamber music performances will be held each day of the conference, featuring solo musicians and principal oboe and bassoon players from major orchestras around the world. Among orchestras and ensembles represented are the Berlin Philharmonic, London Philharmonia, Cincinnati Symphony, La Scala Opera Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony and Teatro dell Opera of Rome.

The community is welcome to attend the free concerts held at Hall Auditorium:

8 p.m., Saturday, July 7
Orchestra with Double Reed Soloists

Andrea Jayne Ridilla, oboe; and Christin Schillinger, bassoon, Miami University (conference organizers)
Christin Schmitt, solo oboe, Sinfonie Orchestra Basel, Switzerland
Dwight Parry, principal oboe, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
John Miller, principal bassoon, Minnesota Orchestra
Lecolian Washington, bassoon, University of Memphis
Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon soloist, faculty, Manhattan School of Music

8 p.m. Sunday, July 8
Chamber Music with Piano, Soloists

Fabien Thouand, solo oboe, La Scala Opera Orchestra, Milan, Italy
Eric Speller, solo oboe, Royal Philharmonic, Antwerp, Belgium
Martin Frutiger, solo English horn, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Switzerland
Chris Mc Farlane, solo bassoon, President's Own Marine Band
Jeff Lyman, Bassoon faculty, University of Michigan

8 p.m. Monday, July 9
Chamber Music with Piano, Strings and Soloists

Lon Bussell, associate principal oboe, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Robert Morgan, solo oboe, Chicago Lyric Opera
Anders Engstrom, solo bassoon, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Juan de Gomar, contrabassoon, Atlanta Symphony
David Petersen, principal bassoon, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

4 p.m. Tuesday, July 10
Orchestra with Soloists

Gianfranco Bortolato, solo oboe, Teatro dell' Opera di Roma, Italy
Yoshi Ishikawa and Peter Cooper, University of Colorado
Philip Nodel, professor of oboe, Moscow Conservatory of Music
Kim Walker, solo bassoon, Australia
Ron Klimko, Life Tribute

8 p.m. Wednesday, July 11
Orchestra with Soloists

Christoph Hartmann, oboe, Berlin Philharmonic
Gordon Hunt, solo oboe, London Philharmonia
Beth Orson, solo English horn, Vancouver Symphony
Mark Fink and Kostas Tiliakos, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Greek National Opera
Damian Montano, solo bassoon, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

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 more than 26 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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