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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…
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National Bassoon Festival in Mexico City

I recently returned from Mexico City where I was honored to have been the invited guest artist of the Fourth Encuentro Nacional de Fagot (National Bassoon Festival of Mexico) organized by Wendy Holdaway. The event was an enormous success with…
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Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute June 16-28

I will be performing and teaching at the Tuacahn Summer Arts Institute this summer June 16-28. TSAI is an orchestral and chamber music institute located in Ivins, UT, nestled in a red rock canyon, about 10 miles west of St.…

Residency and Performance of Rushes in Ann Arbor

Residency and performance of Michael Gordon’s Rushes, an hour-long piece for seven bassoons at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor November 25, 2013. Entrepreneurship Class with the Rushes Ensemble 2:00-3:30 pm, Sunday, November 24, 2013. Stamps Auditorium, 1226 Murfin…

Beethoven 4th Symphony Concert Reviews

This week I performed Beethoven’s Symphony no. 4 three times with Winston-Salem Symphony and guest conductor Philip Mann. Also on the program, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 with Myron Brown as soloist. Here are two nice…