Small_nws_excemption3 Inside The Music - From Clown To Cleric

Live Events | Darren Hicks, Bassoon
Bt_movie_not_in_use Introduction 00h:01m:29s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Sarabande et Cortège 00h:04m:35s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Six Studies In English Folk Song 00h:20m:12s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Contrabassoon and Tenoroon demonstration 00h:29m:29s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Orchestra bassoon excerpts 00h:34m:08s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Sonata For Bassoon and Piano 00h:49m:13s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Questions from the audience 01h:04m:50s


Presented by NWS bassoon fellow Darren Hicks: The bassoon may be the most unfamiliar and most stereotyped orchestral instrument. Let’s change that! I want to combat the stereotypes of clowns and senility that plague the bassoon and showcase the beauty of its characteristics. This presentation will involve musical examples ranging from live pieces and excerpts played over speakers. I’ll also demonstrate the other members of the bassoon family. I’ll be examining why composers write for the bassoon the way they do (idiosyncratically) and why these bassoon stereotypes exist.

Composers:
Henri Dutilleux, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Luboš Sluka

Works:
SARABANDE ET CORTÈGE, SIX STUDIES IN ENGLISH FOLK SONG, BASSOON SONATA

Instruments:
Bassoon

Recorded Date: 12-12-2017



Darren Hicks
Bassoon

A bassoon fellow at the New World Symphony, Darren Hicks hails from small-town Nova Scotia. At ease both in the orchestra and in a chamber setting, Mr. Hicks has performed across Canada and abroad. His teachers have included Frank Morelli (Yale University) and Christopher Millard (University of Ottawa). Mr. Hicks was a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra (Verbier, Switzerland) from 2013 to 2015 and was the recipient of the Dean’s Prize at Yale’s Commencement 2014, the 2012 National Arts Centre Orchestra Bursary, and a 2012 Nova Scotia Talent Trust Bursary