Take a Deep Breath – May 12

Friday, May 12, 2017 • 2:00pm (doors open at 1:30)

All about the bassoon… there is a lot to know about this amazing instrument!

Find out more fun facts about the bassoon from an expert! Dave Riddles spent 35 years in Los Angeles as a sought-after studio musician, playing on over 800 film scores, numerous television shows, and was principal bassoon with the Pacific Symphony in Orange County for 18 years. He retired to Nevada City ten years ago with his wife Carol and lucky for us, continues to perform locally, including as the principal bassoon for InConcert Sierra.











Private Home in Penn Valley (directions upon purchase)

$25 general; 

$20 members (=$100 donors+ and season ticket holders);

$ 12 youth (ages 5-17) 

(+$4 online convenience fee )

What do you know about the bassoon?

• The Bassoon is the largest and lowest sounding member of the woodwind family.

• Two of the most popular symphonic solos for the bassoon include the theme for the grandfather in Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and the opening solo in  Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.”

What else? come find out for yourself!


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