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meet the contrabassoon

Monday, February 22, 2021

Now it’s time to meet the Bassoon’s big brother and the largest and lowest instrument in the woodwind family, the Contrabassoon! Learn about the unique qualities of the Contrabassoon, hear the deep rich sounds of the instrument, see the size and curves of the Contrabassoon, and join San Diego Symphony Contrabassoon Leyla Zamora as she introduces us to her instrument.

Meet the Instruments - the Bassoon

Monday, February 22, 2021

Join Valentin Martchev, Principal Bassoon of the San Diego Symphony, as he introduces his instrument, the bassoon. Have you ever wondered what the word “Bassoon” means, or what language it is from? What keys, and how many does the Bassoon have? In this video we will learn interesting facts about the history of the instrument, listen to the warm sound as we learn about the next instrument in the woodwind family.

Lunch & Listen: Violist Johanna Nowik

Thursday, February 18, 2021

This week's edition of "Lunch & Listen" features San Diego Symphony violist Johanna Nowik!

Meet the Instruments - The English Horn

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Join us as we meet the big brother of the oboe, the English Horn! In this video we will learn about the history behind the name English Horn, see how the instrument is assembled, and listen to how it sounds similar to and different than the oboe.

This video features San Diego Symphony English hornist Andrea Overturf.

Meet the Instruments - The Oboe

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Join Principal Oboe Sarah Skuster as she introduces us to her instrument, the oboe.

Listen to how sound is made, see the mechanics of the instrument, and learn about unique aspects of the oboe that set it apart from the woodwind family instruments we have already learned about.

KPBS Broadcast Feb 14 (Part A)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Jahja Ling, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

J. STRAUSS JR.: Overture to Die Fledermaus
W. A. MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major, K. 271: Jeunehomme

From concerts performed October 9 & 10, 2015

KPBS Broadcast Feb 14 (Part B)

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Jahja Ling, conductor

PROKOFIEV: Suite from Romeo and Juliet (compiled by Jahja Ling)

From concerts performed October 9 & 10, 2015

Take Two Knees

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 was a somber moment in our nation’s history that led to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it swept the nation. From peaceful protests to viral social media posts, individuals, corporations, and governments alike were challenged to join in solidarity with the Black community in the fight for racial equality and justice.

Take Two Knees

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

George Floyd’s death on May 25, 2020 was a somber moment in our nation’s history that led to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it swept the nation. From peaceful protests to viral social media posts, individuals, corporations, and governments alike were challenged to join in solidarity with the Black community in the fight for racial equality and justice.