McGill Bassoon Day 2020 in Montreal, Québec Canada

A great weekend working with some fine young bassoon students in Canada. I spent this Saturday giving a master class and performing a recital with colleagues from the Montreal Symphony and students at the McGill University.

Playing Bassoon In The Backup Band for The Who at Ruoff Mortgage Center

I will be performing with the backup band at this event!

The Who will also be releasing their first album of new songs in thirteen years later this year. On stage, the line-up will be rounded out by familiar Who players featuring guitarist/backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button and drummer Zak Starkey, and complemented by some of the best orchestras in the U.S. and Canada.
Date05/18/2019
Time7:30pm
VenueRuoff Home Mortgage Music Center
LocationNoblesville, IN, United States
TicketsGet LiveNation Tickets or check StubHub

New Premiere Performance at the 2019 International Double Reed Society Conference in Tampa, Florida

I am pleased to announce that my proposal for a new concerto premiere for Bassoon & Strings will be performed in the evening on July 15th at the International Double Reed Society Conference. Visit the IDRS 2019 Conference website for more information!


IDRS 2019 ~ July 14-18, 2019, Tampa Florida at the School of Music of South Florida


2019 Tour with the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico

After two weeks spent in Puerto Rico, The International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico (ICOPR) completed 8 concerts, several master classes, and reached out to many students, young children, and adults with disabilities.

The local community we visited appeared fascinated because they had never seen classical music instruments before. At rehearsal breaks the children would be paraded around the orchestra to look at our instruments. It was funny and it was almost as if we were, “animals in a zoo”. They were delighted and in many cases the students came up and touched the instruments. It was sweet!

We also had a chance to see the developments after Hurricane Maria. The people were so kind and warm. We heard stories of people without phone and electricity for seven months! Some people had to sleep in their cars at night. The only thing they had was a car and gas. No phone and no computer for that long! (Maybe that would be good?) The gift of music to the Puerto Rico community was really appreciated.

Throughout the weeks the principal players of the orchestra were giving master classes to the young aspiring musicians of Puerto Rico at each city we performed in.

On the odd off day, we visited beaches throughout the territory of Puerto Rico. There was a gorgeous surfing resort town called Rincón where we saw some super interesting waves. Some of us rented paddle boards, enjoyed the beach, and enjoyed the local dives. The visit inspired me to think I may want to move here for part of the year.

Here are some photos from the trip:

Past Performance with Kathleen McLean, bassoon; Charlie Bo Meijering, piano Faculty/Guest Recital at Indiana University – October 8th, 2018

Repertoire
Brahms: Rhapsody in G Minor for piano solo, Op. 79 No. 2 (1879)
Chiel Meijering: Follow the whisper, Part 4. twists and turns 
       for bassoon and piano (2018, premiere)

Chiel Meijering: Humble Mumble (2012/18)*
Chiel Meijering: Winds of Change (1987/18)*
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor for piano solo, Op. 28 (1907/17)
Chiel Meijering: Fading Memories (2015/18)*
Chiel Meijering: When the Soul Dies (2015/18)*
Gershwin: Three Preludes for piano solo (1926)*

*Premiere of revised version for bassoon and piano

Listen to recordings from this performance:

Chiel Meijering: Follow the whisper, Part 4. twists and turns 
       for bassoon and piano (2018, premiere)


Chiel Meijering: Humble Mumble (2012/18)*

Chiel Meijering: Winds of Change (1987/18)*