Jenni’s “Compostela”, For Solo Bassoon, West Coast’s Premiere Is At The Meg Quigley Bassoon Symposium

The West Coast premiere of Jenni Brandon’s work, “Compostela” occurs at the Colburn School of Music , Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium January 11-13 2019. The performance, by bassoonist Eric Van der Veer Varner, is on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 1:00 pm in Thayer Hall, 200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

“Compostela” was originally commissioned by bassoonist Eric Van der Veer Varner.  It premiered in August 2018 in Granada, Spain at the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Convention.  “Compostela” tells the story of the pilgrimage along The Camino Francés.  It is the most popular of the pilgrimage routes through Spain that lead to Santiago de Compostela, or the church where the bones of St. James the Apostle are said to be buried. As we travel along this path, the bassoon narrates what we may see and hear, how we may feel, and what we discover about ourselves as we take this personal journey.  In one movement, this work has several sections that highlight the journey along the way.

Jenni will also lead several classes of Yoga for Musicians: Balancing Practice, Performance, and Personal Life in Zipper Hall.  Jenni is a E-RYT 500, RPYT, Certified Pelvic Floor Yoga Teacher.  A regular yoga and meditation practice integrates the mind, body, and spirit, creating a deeper connection to our self. It can also help manage the physical and mental demands of a musical career and help find balance between professional and personal lives. No previous yoga experience is needed—all are welcome for this gentle practice. Wear comfortable clothes, yoga mats will be available. Zipper Hall Class dates and times are:

Saturday January 12, 8:00am – 8:50am

Sunday, January 13, 8:00am – 8:50am

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