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World Music – Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet in Paonia, CO
January 12 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This artist-run creative project disregards genre, with favorites from the worlds of classical, pop, jazz, soundtrack and folk music adapted for the ensemble by its members. Known for their stage antics, the BWBQ use choreography, accessory instruments, props, and skits to add theatrical elements to their top notch musicianship.
The ensembles mission is threefold: to navigate the intersection of classical music, pop culture, and comedy to expand the scope of bassoon performance and to create meaningful bonds with audiences.
The members of the quartet Brittany Harrington-Smith, Yuki Katayama, Kara LaMoure, and Lauren Yu Ziemba met as undergraduate students in the studio of John Hunt at the Eastman School of Music. Besides global touring and educational endeavors, each maintains an active freelance career in multiple fields, based in Los Angeles, Dallas and New York City.