USA Double Reed Day - Faculty Recital March 28 at Laidlaw

Posted on March 24, 2015 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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USA Double Reed Day

The University of South Alabama Department of Music presents guest artist and bassoonist Kirsten Boldt-Neurohr, joined by USA faculty members oboist Rebecca Mindock and pianist Jasmin Arakawa, in a joint recital on Saturday, March 28 at 3:00 p.m. This recital is the culminating event of the fifth annual USA Double Reed Day, and will be comprised of music for oboe, bassoon, and piano. The program will feature works by Gustav Schreck, Casimir Théophile Lalliet, Joseph Schwantner, and Pierre Max Dubois.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

About USA Double Reed Day Faculty and Activities

Dr. Boldt-Neurohr currently teaches music at Central Washington University. She has also taught bassoon at Metropolitan State College of Denver and at Southern Oregon University. She is currently co-principal bassoon of the Oregon East Symphony, and performs regularly with the Yakima Symphony, Wenatchee Valley Symphony, Seattle Wind Symphony and the Walla Walla Symphony. Dr. Boldt-Neurohr was a soloist in the opening concert of the 2007 International Double Reed Society Conference premiering "IDRS 2007" by Jacob Bancks with oboist Gordon Hunt. She was also a soloist with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra in November 2003, performing Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon. She has held positions with the Steamboat Springs Orchestra and the Longmont Symphony Orchestra, and has also performed with the Cheyenne Symphony, San Juan Symphony, Fort Collins Symphony, Emerald City Opera, Berkeley Opera, San Francisco Sinfonietta, and the Rogue Valley Symphony. She has released a CD of works for oboe, bassoon, and piano trio with Dr. Mindock as members of the Three Wood Trio, available on Centaur Records. Dr. Boldt-Neurohr is also an enthusiastic grower of Arundo Donax, the cane used in the making of woodwind reeds, and has published several articles regarding her research through the International Double Reed Journal.


Questions about the event should be directed to Dr. Mindock at or (251) 460-6482.

Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're actually on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call (251) 460-7116 or email Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

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