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Bear faced Bassoonery with Laurence Perkins Fri 17 Nov - Sun 19 Nov

  • Arts

Bear-faced Bassoonery at Hawkwood! is a rare opportunity for bassoonists (from grade 5 to diploma standard, in graded groups) to enjoy a full weekend playing bassoon ensemble music! Laurence Perkins will lead a short reed workshop - after that, the remainder of the weekend is enjoyable playing, with an emphasis on original works for bassoon ensembles - and a lot of fun!

single £310; shared £270; non-res £230

Laurence Perkins is principal bassoonist in Manchester Camerata, and a solo artist for the Hyperion record label. His recordings include Mozart and Weber bassoon concertos, and the complete Beethoven symphonies.

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