International Double Reed Society’s “50 for 50” Commissioning Grant Award

The International Double Reed Society awarded Jenni Brandon’s new work “Places We Are From” a “50 for 50” commissioning grant. This work for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano was commissioned by the Post-Haste Reed Duo as well as the Proud Duo. Javier Rodriuguez, bassoon, and Dora Proud, oboe, both professors at the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music will premiere this version of the work during the 2021 IDRS Virtual Symposium, July 26-31, 2021.

Future editions of this work will include a version for Oboe, Saxophone, and Piano as well as Saxophone, Bassoon, and Piano.

Please contact Jenni if you are interested in being a part of the commissioning consortium.

About Places We Are From:

”Places We Are From”, a new work by Jenni Brandon, 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 instrumentation options for this work (oboe/bassoon/piano, oboe/saxophone/piano, saxophone/bassoon/piano), 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.