Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cleveland Public Library featuring the Oberlin Bassoon Quartet!

The Fine Arts Department is pleased to present the Oberlin Bassoon Quartet (OBQ) on October 31st, 2009 at 2pm in the 3rd floor lobby of the Main Library building (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland, Ohio, 44114). The OBQ will perform works by Boismortier, Dubios, J.S. Bach, Tony Bruno and Peter Schickele. This program is free and open to all ages. For more information call 216-623-2848.

The first Oberlin Conservatory of Music bassoon quartet was formed in 1994 and was called "Firewood". As interest in playing bassoon quartets grew at Oberlin more groups formed. In 2002 another quartet from Oberlin called "The Black Sheep" did a short tour of China and that solidified the trend of playing bassoon quartets at Oberlin. Since 2004 there has always been a group called The Oberlin Bassoon Quartet with rotating personnel. Since 2004 the OBQ has done extensive tours of China and Italy, and has played performances in other music schools around the country.

The members of the current OBQ are 4 sophomore bassoon majors at Oberlin from different parts of the US and abroad:

  • Liz Bennett, Colorado
  • Shelly Li, China
  • Jake Purcell, Washington
  • Brittney Walker, Illinois