NSU to host Double Reed Day Sunday

Oboe and bassoon players of all levels can learn more about their instrument at Northwestern State University’s Double Reed Day Sunday, Jan. 22 in the A.A. Fredericks Center for Creative and Performing Arts.

Registration begins at noon and the program starts at 12:30 p.m. with a group double reed ensemble reading session followed by separate oboe and bassoon groups. Sessions will continue until 6:30 p.m.

The featured artist for Double Reed Day is Kristin Wolfe Jensen, professor of bassson at the Austin Butler School of Music at the University of Texas. She will perform at 4:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Jensen is on the faculty of the International Festival Institute at Round Top and principal bassoonist with the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. Her latest CD is titled “Shadings.” Jensen has given guest recitals and master classes at many major American music schools as well as in South America and Europe.

For more information on Double Reed Day or to register, please contact hosts Leah Forsyth at forsythl@nsula.edu, Douglas Bakenhus at bakenhusd@nsula.edu or visit nsudoublereedday.eventbrite.com.