Symphonie des Dragons

Symphonie des Dragons explores the repertoire of the great wind bands of Versailles and brings together many of the finest wind players under the direction of Gonzalo X. Ruiz—BEMF’s principal oboist, professor at Juilliard, and one of the world’s most acclaimed practitioners of the instrument. These exciting programs trace the civilizing influence of the oboe band on military and ceremonial music between 1680 and 1720, from simple marches and field music, through to the more refined courtly works. A full complement of oboes and bassoons—with doubling on recorders—rounded out by guitar and percussion makes this an ensemble of seldom heard color and timbre.

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Au Goût du Soldat: Refining Regimental Music in France and Germany
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Gonzalo X. Ruiz, Debra Nagy, Kathryn Montoya, Priscilla Smith, Kristin Olson, Cameron Kirkpatrick, Luke Conklin, Stephen Bard, Samuel Budish, Aaron Reichelt, & Jeanine Krause, oboe & recorder; Dominic Teresi, Nate Helgeson & Rachel Begley, bassoon; Charles Weaver, guitar

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Jeanine Krause is the Symphonie des Dragons European Division Director

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