Double Reed Festival 2007

The 2007 installment of the Double Reed Festival I have been hosting for the last few years took place at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music January 19th-21st, 2007. The invited guests were oboist and english hornist, Pedro R. Díaz…

Joakim Pacheco Rose

Thursday, November 16th, 2006 at 7:30 in the morning, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, next to the ocean; Joakim Pacheco Rose was born to two very very lucky people. After a long labor, he came into the world weighing 8…

Grain of Rice

I am very excited to announce that my wife Elizabeth and I are expecting our first child in November. We already know it's a boy and are eagerly awaiting his arrival into our lives. I've created a blog called Grain of Rice chronicling the pregnancy.

Camerata Caribe at Converse College

Camerata Caribe, a faculty chamber ensemble at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music performed and taught as part of a 3-day residency at the Petrie School of Music at Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina April 10th - 12th.

New Bassoons for the Conservatory

The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music has purchased two new Fox Renard bassoons for use by the students of the university and preparatory programs of the conservatory. Along with the purchase of a profiling machine, the support of a Bassoon…

Homenaje a Amaury Veray

The Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music presented a concert in memory of Amaury Veray at the conservatory November 12th at 8pm. On the program was Jolgorio en la Jacana by Veray, a piece for piano, bassoon, violin, cello, clarinet, oboe,…

Spain Itinerary

I leave with the orchestra August 31st for a series of concerts in La Coruña, Spain. The first concert will be with G. Figueroa at El Palacio Opera del la Coruña on Saturday, September 3rd. The program, tentative as always…

IDRS Website Enhancements

I’ve added two new features and some slight enhancements to the IDRS website. In addition to the Upcoming Events and News sections, Vacancy/Audition and Competition Listings have recently been added. I hope these features will improve the site as a…

Yoshi Ishikawa master class

Yoshi Ishikawa, Professor of Bassoon at the University of Colorado, presented a master class at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music March 16th, 2006 at 2:30pm in Sala Pepito Figueroa. Photos of the event are available here. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa is…