Nov 08, 2012 — One of the finest woodwind quintets in the world will give a concert this weekend in Potsdam. Community Performance Series will host the CALEFAX Reed Quintet on Sunday night(7:30) in the Hosmer Concert Hall at SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music.
The Amsterdam-based quintet launches its U.S. tour in Potsdam with a performance of Bach's Goldberg Variations, as well as pieces by Ravel and Grieg. Todd Moe spoke with saxophonist Raaf Hekkema, who says the group began playing music together 25 years ago, while still in high school. An ensemble member will give a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30 Sunday nightGo to full article
Carol Lowe performs with the Northern Symphonic Winds Saturday night at 7:30 in Hosmer Hall.
Feb 12, 2010 — A member of the woodwind family takes center stage at The Northern Symphonic Winds winter concert in Potsdam this weekend. Bassoonist Carol Lowe will perform von Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo in C Minor with the ensemble. The bassoon is one of the oldest and largest double-reed instruments. And even though Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi wrote three dozen bassoon concertos, it's often considered the clown of the orchestra. For many young musicians it has less going for it - the awkwardness of the instrument and the challenge of making its reeds. But bassoonists are a proud lot. Todd Moe wanted to find out more about this often overlooked instrument, and stopped by Carol Lowe's studio as she prepared for Saturday night's concert Go to full article