Sunday, March 06, 2011

A very low-key weekend

It's so nice having Annabelle back into bassoon these days. Yesterday we drove over to Kansas State, which is in Manhattan, KS, so she could participate in a day-long workshop with about a dozen high-school bassoonists from around the state as well as the K State Bassoon Ensemble. They spent several hours taking lessons and rehearsing in small groups, and then at the end of the day, they gave a recital, which culminated in them all getting together to play the K State fight song (Annabelle appears to the right of the conductor at about the 20-second mark as I try to move without jerking the camera too much):

Annabelle also enjoys finding cool bassoon ensembles on YouTube. Recently she turned me on to this really awesome quartet who play Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody":

(This probably means more if you're familiar with the original. It's amazing that they are able to take an instrument like the bassoon and carry an electric guitar riff.)

1 comment:

Dad/Papa said...

That Wildcat fight song reminds me of "Yankee Doodle Dandy." Way to go, AB!