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“Places we are From”, by Jenni Brandon, Performed At The University of Idaho Double Reed Day

January 22, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm


“Places we are From”, by Jenni Brandon, is performed at the University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) Double Reed Day on Saturday, January 22, 2022. The Lionel Hampton School of Music Double Reed Faculty (Teodora Proud – oboe, and Javier Rodriguez – bassoon) host the LHSOM Double Reed Day 2022 with special guests Susan Hatch Tomkiewicz – oboe, and Stephanie Patterson – bassoon from Columbus State University (GA) with Adam Shapiro – baroque oboe.

This is a day designed for high school and college students full of double reed activities and master classes will culminate in a recital at 3 p.m. in the University Auditorium featuring faculty, guest artists and all participating members in a double reed band performance! All events are free for registered guests. The recital program can be viewed at the preceding link.

Register for the event here: https://forms.office.com/r/MCWYvJypwg.

The event will be live streamed with link To Be Published (TBP).

Places We Are From for oboe, bassoon, and piano is a new work by Jenni Brandon. It explores the idea of identity and where we come from both geographically, physically, and spiritually. This unique exploration is reflected in the make-up of the 3 different instrumentations options for this work, using these combinations to tell stories of joy, hope, frustration, and perseverance. The colors and combinations in each version reflect a vision of discovering who we are in unprecedented times and finding happiness in the journey.

Places We Are From received its first world premiere during the International Double Reed Society Conference 2nd Virtual Symposium – July 26-31, 2021. This work is the recipient of the IDRS “50 for 50” commissioning grant in celebration of the organization’s 50th anniversary.