Hautbois et Basson

Thursday, March 17, 2022
7:00 p.m.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester , MN

Friday March 18, 2022
12:00 p.m.
Live-streamed only

*This concert will be replacing the previously scheduled chamber concert, Iberia*

The ancestry of double reed instruments may be bombastic shawms and curtals; as much associated with artillery as art. But during the 17th century, particularly with development of the orchestra in France, the hautbois and the basson were refined and polished. Transforming to ‘play-nice’ with the strings they became sonorous instruments of expressive nuance, and both emotional and technical virtuosity.

Curtis Foster, oboe
Joseph Jones, bassoon
Eva Lymenstull, cello
Don Livingston, harpsichord