I am excited to announce that I was invited to join Project Bassoon Quartet (PBQ) during their upcoming 2015 Holiday Tour! This is the group’s second year touring as part of “St. Jude's Holiday Jam” to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital —in conjunction with Brooks Brothers' Thanks and Giving Season. http://www.nbc.com/late-night-with-seth-meyers
Project Bassoon Quartet is an ensemble created by four Eastman bassoonists who were catapulted into the spotlight when their video of the Late Night with Seth Meyers theme song arrangement was featured on the NBC show.
Their arrangements have also been featured at the 2014 International Double Reed Society Conference in NYC and on Rochester's WHEC-TV ROC City Tonight. Their media success has resulted in major community support for the group’s continued writing and performing, including a successful Kickstarter Champaign.
PBQ’s music spans genres - folk, classical, jazz, punk rock, pop, and music for television. The flexible group often expands to a quintet or sextet to feature percussion accompaniment and contrabassoon. The members collaborated on a series of holiday tunes in 2014 which they were able to record in a self-produced album, Project Bassoon Quartet: The Christmas Album. Rochester Classical radio station WXXI will be airing PBQ's Greensleeves rendition on December 22nd, 2015 around 10am!
On December 19th we (Liz Rosa, Clayton Kullander, Amelia del Caño and I) will begin a 30 hour whirlwind of performances across New York and New Jersey! It will be a fantastic way to spread the holiday cheer and get some bassooning into the public's ears!
If you are planning on visiting NYC for the Holidays, come check us out!
TOUR DATES AND LOCATIONS:
Saturday, December 19th, 2015:
12:00 Noon - NYC: Lincoln Center Brooks Brothers
2:00 PM -NYC: Rockefeller Center Brooks Brothers
4:00 PM - NYC: Madison Avenue Brooks Brothers (Flagship Store)
7:00 PM - NYC: Hackensack, NJ Brooks Brothers
Sunday, December 20th, 2015:
3:30 PM - Netcong, NJ The Growing Stage Children's Theatre of New Jersey