Did you catch the UBER?

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On December 7th, BACOUSTICS hosted it's very own UBER-- Undergraduate Bassoon Ensemble Recital!  We were thrilled to welcome home recent graduate, Jon LiVolsi, who brilliantly played alongside BACOUSTICS throughout the night.

The evening was both AMAZING fun and served as a training ground for all those involved-- from a run of jury pieces for the undergrads to the master class with BACOUSTICS for the High School and Middle School students on their region solos.  

The night also saw THREE World Premieres!  As you may recall, we hosted the 2nd Annual BACOUSTICS Composition/Arrangement Competition this year and we announced/performed the WINNERS at UBER!  Join us as we congratulate this year's winners, Austin Durham and John Boracci!  We also projected the Premiere of our annual Holiday Video, 12 Days of Reedmas! 

To close out the night, all bassoonists played a few Christmas arrangements to end the event in a massive bassoonist extravaganza!


PROGRAM

Solo Performances by members of Dr. Wickham's Rutgers University Bassoon Studio

Adolf Bergt, Trio: I. Allegro vivace
Amanda Eider, Michael Tatoris, and Connor Babos

Bernard Garfield, Three Brief Interludes: I. Allegro con brio
Austin Durham, bassoon & Michael Martin, contrabassoon

Austin Durham, Congruent Schism
WINNER OF THE 2ND ANNUAL BACOUSTICS COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT CONTEST

John Boracci, Encounter and Duel
WINNER OF THE 2ND ANNUAL BACOUSTICS COMPOSITION/ARRANGEMENT CONTEST
Austin Durham, Amanda Eider, Michael Tatoris, Jon LiVolsi, Connor Babos, bassoons
Michael Martin, contrabassoon

Walter E. Miles, Heart Beat Waltz
RU BASSOON DOUBLER ENSEMBLE (and friends)
Aiden Furlong, Moriah Kam, Alice Kong, Brianna Markus, Owen Nicholas

Ignacio Cervantes, Two Cuban Dances
JP STEVENS BASSOON DUO
Ethan Melamed, Soil Shaw

Alan Ridout, Pigs
Hannah Golding, Emma Piedilato, Patrick Liu, Maria Palacios, Sneha Sivaram

Solo Performances by Members of Dr. Wickham's High School and Middle School Private Bassoon Studio

2016 BACOUSTICS HOLIDAY VIDEO (music by Thomas Bourgault)

Thomas Bourgault, Tchaikovsky for BACOUSTICS
conducted by Zachary Feingold, BACOUSTICS Graduate Assistant/Conductor

Grand Finale
RU BACOUSTICS, High School, and Middle School Bassoon Students
Performance of Holiday Arrangements by Kathy Kendle and Elana Segal