Redwood Symphony Orchestra event

October 17, 2012 10:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

[by Kristian Nergaard]


As many of you know, RSTC’s Doug McCracken is the principal bassoonist in the Redwood Symphony Orchestra. They are currently enjoying a very interesting season, playing music such as Beethoven’s 7th Symphony (as realized by Gustav Mahler); music by Harrison and Debussy; and Sweeney Todd, including a full cast and chorus.


But a concert they’re particularly excited about is coming up November 17th, when they’ll be performing a composition for three Bassoons and Contra-Bassoon called Hell’s Angels (a Contra-Bassoon is basically a Bassoon that’s about twice as big). Doug will be performing the first solo Bassoon part in this rather boisterous work.


The orchestra performs at Canada College in Redwood City, and there’s more information available at . Some RSTC members are already attending these concerts, and this time we hope to see even a few more of you there.




“I have been attending the Redwood Symphony’s concerts for several years, and they are wonderful. The director/conductor (Eric) is young, energetic, very creative, and has a good sense of humor. Their performances are lively and interesting and the musicians are clearly enjoying themselves. The venue is a fairly small auditorium, so all seats are “front row.” Canada College auditorium is just off of 280, and it’s easy to get there from just about anywhere.


Although we also attend the SF Symphony, the Redwood Symphony performances are a lot more fun.”


Anita Stewart


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