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The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December 1971 as a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers, and enthusiasts. The society has over 2,700 members from around the world. Within the United States, all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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What’s in a bassoon?
For Monica Ellis, it’s a ticket to see the world

Jeremy Reynolds | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“As classical musicians we practice so that every time we play something it’s exactly the same,” Ms . Ellis said “Jazz musicians practice so that every time they play some- thing it’s completely different. That’s why they practice, because they want to have the spark, the creativity. These worlds crash together for us”

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Composer Nico Muhly Embraces the Possibilities of the Bassoon

Vincent Harris, Nov 14, 2018 | www.free-times.com

“I’ve never really gone back and changed something,” he says of his work. “In general, I leave things alone. For me, it’s less about the amount you produce and more about the amount that you work. And I work a lot. I write every day. I treat it like it’s a job and a passion at once. I try to be as diligent a musician as I can.

“It’s nice to have a large body of work, but that’s not necessarily the goal.”

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A Retrospective in Pictures

Photos by Eduardo Nogueroles

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Competition: First International Bassoon Competition "Gustavo Nuñez", Montevideo, Uruguay. 07 - 14 Jun, 2019. closing date: 14 Jun 2019. https://t.co/bY1IJnVplJ