Heckel 5751

Heckel 5751

This week I had Heckel 5751 on trial from RDG woodwinds. This bassoon was made in 1922 and has been modernized with a high D key, E key, rollers, and tone hole inserts. The stain and lacquer is in amazing condition, maybe part of the restoration.

Heckel 5751

The new keys have been added in a tasteful way and the key casts match the originals. However this bassoon still has the original ivory bell which makes it difficult to travel with.

Heckel 5751

This bassoon has a lovely sparkling voice and is still available at RDG

Heckel 5751
Heckel 5751

Heckel 5751

Heckel 5751

Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale in LA

SOLDIERS TALE POSTCARD

The Southeast Symphony (including me!) is putting on a production of Soldier’s Tale by Stravinsky. I invite anyone and everyone to come out and see it, this Thursday at 8pm. The address is on the above postcard, and you can purchase tickets beforehand at ticketpeak.com

Soldier’s Tale is a piece for Chamber orchestra, actors, and dancers. The story is based on the Russian folk tale “The Runaway Soldier” which is about a soldier’s encounter with the Devil. The work heavily features the violin which is a large part of the story.

 

Our performance was video recorded and is now up on youtube!