At four feet long, the bassoon ranks among the biggest pipes to handle in the woodwind family. It produces notes from bass range to as high as tenor, but still far below the top tones of its cousin flutes.
Bassoon player Bailey Holman brings the instrument’s notes to the Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden in Rochester on Saturday, July 31. Her mini-concert will be the first of the Concerts in the Garden, a series of musical events this summer and fall.
She will perform classical works specially written for the bassoon by Mozart, Vivaldi, and other composers.
The concert is scheduled at 4 p.m. at the outdoor patio on the grounds of the museum, where Rochester sculptor Charles E. Gagnon lived and worked. The event will be held indoors in the case of inclement weather. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children over 10 and students to college age. Seating is first-come-first-serve. For drop-offs, please use the semi-circle driveway in front of the museum. Street parking available on 4th Street SW, Highland Court SW, and 23rd Avenue SW.
Soloist Holman is studying Music Performance at University of Colorado Boulder. She is spending the summer in Rochester with her family.
Holman will be accompanied by Rochester pianist Glenna Muir.
The concert series will present local student musicians performing different types of music. The next concert on August 28 will feature jazz pianist Kevin Turlington.