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Masterclass & Seminar: Rebekah Heller

  • Skidmore College, Arthur Zankel Music Center, ELM Hall 815 N Broadway Saratoga Spring, NY 12866 United States (map)

Praised for her “flair” and “deftly illuminated” performances by The New York Times, bassoonist Rebekah Heller is a uniquely dynamic solo and collaborative chamber artist, and is fiercely committed to expanding the modern repertoire for the bassoon.  Her debut solo album of world premiere recordings (featuring five new pieces written with and for her), 100 names, was called "pensive and potent" by The New York Times and her newly released second album, METAFAGOTE, is receiveing wide acclaim.

A member of the renowned International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) since 2008, Rebekah has been a committed advocate for underrepresented voices and outrageous experimentation. Not only is she committed to advancing the music of our time, she also is deeply committed to working with younger musicians to continue the “ICE-ey” legacy of fearless exploration and deep collaboration. She is greatly looking forward to her second summer teaching, performing, and coaching at the Banff Centre’s ICE-led summer program, Ensemble Evolution. Rebekah is thrilled to be in her new role within ICE as Artistic Director after being a member of the ICE staff since 2010.

The first half of this event will be a masterclass for the bassoonists of Mostly Modern and the second half is dedicated to Q&A time and Heller’s work with ICE.

Open to Institute participants and faculty only.

Earlier Event: June 18
Lecture: Claude Baker, Composer
Later Event: June 18
Piano Seminar: Blair McMillen