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Teaching Residency in Beijing

This October I was invited by Professor Lansong Li to teach for a week at the Central Conservatory in Beijing. I was so impressed with the students, conservatory and Beijing’s amazing history, culture and of course the food. Can’t wait…
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Fall Tour with Zéphyros Winds

It was fun to try out a new program with Zéphyros Winds on tour this fall. We performed the quintet/piano arrangement of Barbers Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with my wife, soprano Elizabeth Pacheco Rose for the first time in its…
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Teaching Residency in Valencia, Spain

There’s an incredible tradition of wind instrument playing in Spain, and especially around Valencia where there have been professional wind ensembles performing continually for 200 years such as the Banda Primitiva of Llíria. What an honor is was to be…
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New Püchner Bassoon

Nothing more fun than choosing a new bassoon, especially when they’re all so amazing. I had a blast in Nauheim at the Püchner factory, hanging out with Gabi and Gerald, and trying to pick the one. These new models are…
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2016 NewBassoon Workshop at Eastman, July 6-9

Dark in the Song announces the first NewBassoon Workshop, a four-day event July 6-9, 2016 at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. ABOUT THE WORKSHOP Four leading American bassoon artists and teachers, Michael Harley, Lynn Hileman, Peter Kolkay…
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Residency in Córdoba, Argentina

I had a terrific week in Córdoba, Argentina playing and teaching as part of the 8th Annual Encuentro de Fagotistas de Córdoba. There’s a ton of fantastic bassoon playing going on in Argentina. The conference is organized each year by…
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Rushes in Vancouver

Last weekend in Vancouver was one of our more memorable performances of Rushes. Vancouver New Music put on the show and without doubt is one of the finest new music presenters with whom I’ve worked – a terrific organization with…