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The newest addition to our client roster is Dr. Laura Bennett Cameron, academic and bassoonist. We are very pleased to be working with Laura as she travels to Paris and Granada in August 2018, to present the work of French composer Roger Boutry and record a new album of his works.

Laura Bennett Cameron

Laura teaches Applied Bassoon, Music Theory, and Ear Training at the University of Texas (Arlington), and is the principal bassoonist of Dallas Winds (formerly Dallas Wind Symphony). In addition to her position as the principal bassoon of the Grammy-nominated Dallas Winds, Dr. Bennett Cameron also substitutes with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, among others. Laura appears frequently as a soloist, having given recent recitals in the US and Europe, and performed concertos and solos with orchestras across the US.

Dr. Bennett Cameron is actively involved in research and publication. Her main research focus is the music of French composer Roger Boutry, who was awarded the prestigious Grand Prix de Rome in 1954. Her pioneering research on Boutry and his compositions represents the first major published resources on the composer in any language.

Laura is the founder of La Société for la Promotion de la Musique de Roger Boutry, an American foundation devoted to the promotion and advancement of Boutry’s compositions. She also serves as solo bassoonist in The Boutry Ensemble, a chamber ensemble dedicated to the education and engagement of American audiences with the composer’s body of work. Bennett Cameron and Boutry can be heard on their recording French Masterworks for Bassoon and Piano (Indesens 2016), available through iTunes and all major music media outlets.

Roger Boutry

Dr. Bennett Cameron holds a Doctor of Music in Bassoon from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, with concentrations in Music Theory and Early Music. She holds a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from West Texas A&M University.

(Written on May 25, 2018 )

To celebrate Halloween, here at WildKat PR we ditched the same old dressing-ups and came up with some fun and festive spooky sounds! Here’s what we have:

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Think you have better ones? Let us know what you think and tweet us yours at @WildKatPR. We would love to hear from you!

(Written on October 31, 2016 )

After many years of experiencing concerts, we have been thinking, what other instruments are out there that produce more unusual sounds.

When it comes to musical instrument making, a good amount of creativity is required. The elementary school teacher Junji Koyama from Japan does not only make instruments out of vegetables and fruits, he also plays on them. On his own YouTube channel, he presents the cabbage slide whistle, the carrot pipe and the celery nose flute. You can also watch instruction videos and his suggestion to upcycle the left-overs: Just eat it!

Turn up the temperature in the concert hall and you’d have, not a finely chiseled viola, flute or conga, but a glass of water. Ice-instrument maker Tim Linhart has held ice concerts in the coolest locations all over the globe. Originally from New Mexico, Linhart was invited to one of the world’s first ice hotels in Luleå, Swedish Lapland. He was requested to build his ice-instruments to be played in an igloo auditorium near the city. Meet the coolest orchestra in the world.

You can start your own musical instrument building career now! The New York Philharmonic Kidzone instrument lab shows how to create lots of instruments out of nearly anything. Get your own inspiration in the lab or try our favourite instrument: The metrocard bassoon!

 

(Written on May 9, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news, The Telegraph reports that the Royal Albert Hall is to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra, tragedy for New Zealand symphony orchestra and BBC Music Magazine becomes Apple Music’s first classical music curator. Also, music fest grows younger with time in Laguna Beach

The Telegraph

Royal Albert Hall to screen Jurassic Park with a live orchestra

Steven Spielberg’s classic 1993 film will have its first-ever UK orchestral screening this November

Classic fm

Tragedy as symphony orchestra’s bassoonist killed by train

Christchurch Symphony Orchestra mourns its Associate Principal Bassoon who was killed after being hit at a level crossing in the New Zealand city

Classical-music.com

BBC Music Magazine becomes Apple Music’s first classical music curator

Exclusive classical playlists hosted on Apple Music

Laguna Beach Independent  

Music Fest Grows Younger with Time

Classical music will mix with contemporary compositions in a trio of concerts at Laguna Playhouse Feb. 12-14 during the run of the annual Laguna Beach Music Festival

Die Zeit

Yep, dieses Klassikding

Die preisgekrönte TV-Serie “Mozart In The Jungle” ist so etwas wie “Big Bang Theory” mit Musik statt Physik

NMZ

Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik: die Bestenliste 1/2016 ist erschienen

Der Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (PdSK) hat seine erste Vierteljahresliste 2016 veröffentlicht

Klassik-heute

NDR Sinfonieorchester wird zum NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester

Für das NDR Sinfonieorchester beginnt im Januar 2017 eine neue Ära. Es zieht als Residenzorchester in die Elbphilharmonie ein – und ändert aus diesem Anlass seinen Namen

France Musique

L’Orchestre national de chambre du Danemark survivra grâce à des fonds privés

L’Orchestre national de chambre du Danemark a annoncé que trois fondations privées allaient désormais garantir son activité jusqu’en 2018

Factmag

SoundCloud could be forced to close after $44m losses

A report casts “significant doubt on the company’s ability to continue as a going concern.”

Twitter

New York Times Arts @nytimesarts Critic’s Notebook: The Grammys: What Makes an Album of the Year? ‪nyti.ms/1RtvwCo

Culture Republic @culture_public Inspiration for your 2016 marketing plan! Here are some of our favourite resources: ‪bit.ly/1V8dxR1 ‪#arts ‪#marketing

London Symphony Orch @londonsymphony Sending our very best wishes across the pond to ‪@BaltSymphony on their 100th birthday today. Welcome to the 100 club! ‪#BSObirthday

Jurassic Park/ The Telegraph

Jurassic Park/ The Telegraph

(Written on February 12, 2016 )

Classical News

In today’s news the Guardian reports on how the bassoon is being considered as an “engandered species”. The Occupy the Pianos Festival opens at St John’s Smith Square and artistic director Tom Morris explains to Classical FM how he wants to tackle the traditions of the concert-hall at the Bristol Proms. Also organist Johannes Zeinler wins the St. Albans International Organ Competition and Roy Haynes turned 90 years old and still stays the shiniest on the Blues Alley’s stage.

Guardian

Musicians launch campaign to save the bassoon as shortage threatens orchestra

Initiative hopes to encourage young players to take up reed instrument and pave way for promoting other ‘endangered species’

Why the difficult, eccentric bassoon is well worth saving

Despite being the butt of many musicians’ jokes, the bassoon is the natural instrument of sturdy individualists

Classical Music Magazine

Rhinegold announces ‘Occupy the Pianos’ media partnership

Rhinegold’s International Piano magazine is the media partner of this year’s Occupy the Pianos festival at St John’s Smith Square.

Classic FM

Tom Morris on tackling the traditions of the concert-hall – without resorting to gimmicks

Beethoven in the dark, a solo pianist filmed from all angles and mechanical hearts that beat in time with the players’ own: all in a day’s work at the Bristol Proms. The festival’s curator, and artistic director of Bristol Old Vic talked Jane Jones through his ambitions for this fledgling event.

Classical Source

Apprentice orchestral pilots wanted! Passengers invited to conduct Scotland’s national orchestra at Glasgow Airport

RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian passes the baton to eager pre-flight travellers

Klassik.com

Plácido Domingo wird zur Wachsfigur

Der Opernsänger und Dirigent Plácido Domingo erhält zu seinem 75. Geburtstag eine Wachsnachbildung im Museo de Cero in Madrid. Wie der Sänger bekanntgab, laufen derzeit die Vorbereitungen für die Erstellung der Wachsfigur.

Spiegelonline

Jazz-Legenden: Ein Country für alte Männer

Neue Kapitel des deutschen Jazz begannen in den Sechzigern und Achtzigern, als zwei Plattenprofis ihre eigenen Labels gründeten. Die Protagonisten von damals mischen heute noch immer mit.

klavier.de

Organist Johannes Zeinler gewinnt St. Albans International Organ Competition

Beim International Organ Festival im britischen St. Albans, das in diesem Jahr zum 28. Mal stattfand, wurde der österreichische Organist Johannes Zeinler mit dem ersten Preis sowie der Goldmedaille ausgezeichnet. Der zweite Preis sowie der “Peter Hurford Bach Prize” geht an den Italiener Davide Mariano.

Le monde

La « Norma » hors normes de Cecilia Bartoli

Ce 31 juillet à Salzbourg, Cecilia Bartoli a une nouvelle fois remporté, avec Norma, de Bellini, l’un de ses paris les plus risqués. Le spectacle a obtenu dès sa présentation, en 2013, au Festival de la Pentecôte salzbourgeois, (dont la diva assurait depuis un an la direction artistique) le Prix international de la nouvelle production d’opéra.

Washington Post

Roy Haynes dips into his fountain of youth at Blues Alley

Roy Haynes, who turned 90 in March, is surely the world’s greatest living jazz drummer. He’s also astonishingly exuberant and spry for a nonagenarian: At his most sluggish, he still seems 20 years younger. Indeed, Haynes was easily the dominating force of the otherwise much younger quartet (which he fittingly calls “Fountain of Youth”) that he brought to Blues Alley on Friday night.

Twitter

ClassicalToday : Music at the edge of the network

Classical Diary : You don’t need to be a scholar to enjoy the symphony. Here’s how to jump in according to Steve Barnes

Sinfini Music: ‘Music is a code which is a secret until we uncode it’. Composer Vangelis in a rare interview:

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Photo credit: Alamy

(Written on August 3, 2015 )

After much anticipation, the website which offers personal one-to-one lessons, webinars and masterclasses with some of the best principal orchestral players in the world is up and running! Alongside being able to sign up for lessons, Musical Orbit is hitting the ground running with a string of very exciting, and varied, free webinars during February, the first being this evening (4th February 2015).

Join the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra’s principal trumpet player, Mark O’Keeffe, from 8:30-9:30pm to hear him talk about orchestral trumpet playing and answering all your questions about technique, the glory of being a section leader of a major orchestra or indeed anything else related. It promises to be a fascinating and well-spent evening. Make sure you sign up in plenty of time to secure your place on what is already proving to be a popular webinar.

If you should miss tonight’s discussion, tomorrow’s webinar is another treat not to be missed. Maxine Kwok-Adams, first violinist in the London Symphony Orchestra will talk all things fashion and looking good on stage. Describing herself on her Twitter as ‘never knowingly underdressed’, Maxine will bring personality, flair and experience to her webinar to walk us through her best outfits for concerts and the technicalities of wearing certain fashions whilst performing. All this will help you to hone your all round performance skills.

As if this is not enough, log on between 6-7pm on 9th February to hear freelance principal oboist Matthew Draper offering us his expertise on reed making. Understanding how your instrument is made is key to maintaining it and playing well so bassoonists, clarinetists, oboists and anyone interested in what makes a first class reed, be sure to join in!

Other February highlights include overcoming performance anxiety by expert in the field, Mike Cunningham on the 8th; ‘Life as a freelance opera singer’ by Graeme Danby on the 9th February; and ‘Being a principal player’ with cellist Louisa Tuck of the Royal Northern Sinfonia on the 21st .

Details of new webinars are regularly uploaded so keep checking Musical Orbit’s website, Facebook and Twitter for the latest information. Best of all, they are completely free!

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(Written on February 4, 2015 )