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Classical Notes: February 1, 2010 Archive

Fantasy Bassoon Camp

Posted at 3:13 PM on February 1, 2010 by Rex Levang
Filed under: Events, Fun finds

Or viola, or percussion, or piccolo. . . .

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is launching a summer camp for amateur adult instrumentalists. Brush the dust off that old bassoon, and you too could be playing Respighi and Strauss with professional members of the orchestra, under the direction of Marin Alsop.

Of course, it's not quite that simple. Here's more background from the Baltimore Sun and an application.

(The music isn't necessarily that simple either. Take a look at the orchestration of one of the scheduled pieces, Also sprach Zarathustra.)