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Bassoon Day 2013

BASSOON WORKSHOP DAY WITH SARAH BURNETT

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2013

A great chance to work with Sarah Burnett – all details below. Suitable for all ages.

THE WORKSHOP

The tutor: Sarah Burnett – Principal bassoon of the Britten Sinfonia and London Mozart Players, as well as a highly experienced chamber musician and a member of the Haffner Wind Ensemble.  Sarah is a passionate teacher; she is a professor of bassoon at the Royal College of Music and teaches at the Purcell School, as well as regularly coaching the National Youth Orchestra and giving masterclasses worldwide.

The day will hold some ensemble playing, a masterclass, some basic reed making tips and a detailed Q&A session where Sarah hopes to be able to cover all sorts of topics ranging from articulation to breathe control, intonation to vibrato, how to get the most from practice and as many more thorny issues as requested!

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN MUSIC STAND

Arrangements for the day:

TIMINGS
Sunday 29th September 2013
The Abbey Buildings will be open from 09.30 to 18.00
Refreshments from 09.30.
The workshop will start at 10.00, and end by about 16.00/16.30
Lunch roughly 12.30 – 13.30

REFRESHMENTS

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided for the breaks during the day, and are included in the cost.

Please bring your own lunch. There are some nice cafes in Abingdon that are open on Sunday, in particular a small deli nearby called ‘Added Ingredients’ that serves light meals.

VENUE

The lovely old Abbey buildings in Abingdon (6 miles south of Oxford). We are in the Upper Gallery, accessed via an outside staircase.  (The buildings include a theatre, called the Unicorn, though we will not be using it.  See their website http://www.abingdonabbey-unicorntheatre.org.uk/findus.html for directions.)

PARKING

You can park nearby in the Vale of White Horse District Council car park opposite Waitrose (marked ‘Civic’ in the map below), or in the car park just over the bridge in the direction of Dorchester (marked ‘Rye Farm’). Don’t try to park next to the Abbey Buildings in Checker Walk, you will get boxed in!

TRAVEL/MAPS

Abingdon is 6 miles south of Oxford, off the A34.  Drive into the town centre and make for Waitrose. The car park at the Vale of White Horse District Council offices at OX14 3JE is very close. The Abbey Buildings are at the end of Checker Walk, off Abbey Close, at OX14 3HZ but don’t take your car there.

Abingdon Car Parks Abingdon Centre Map