The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet is a one-of-a-kind chamber ensemble that plays original music for bassoon quartet with comedic performance elements. Dancing, pop culture references, skits, and accessory instruments set the joyous and sometimes surreal tone at BWBQ shows. The BWBQ began playing together in 2008 as undergraduate classmates at the Eastman School of Music, and since then they have developed a busy schedule of appearances at concert halls, schools, pubs, and community spaces throughout the United States. Their active Youtube channel has garnered a million views.read more
Most of us are familiar with the term “patron of the arts.” We tend to think of someone who donates money to arts institutions. Perhaps this is too much of a stereotype, but these institutions normally lean toward what we might call “high” art. We think of museums or traditional orchestras or maybe even educational institutions. I think, however, we need to significantly broaden the scope of what it means to be a patron of the arts.read more
I filmed myself making music every day for 60 consecutive days! Read all about it here.