USA Double Reed Day Guest Artist Recital February 13, 3:00 p.m. at Laidlaw

Posted on February 10, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

Darrel Hale, guest artist

The University of South Alabama Department of Music presents guest artist and bassoonist Darrel Hale, joined by USA faculty member and oboist Dr. Rebecca Mindock and pianists Dr. Jasmin Arakawa and Dr. Robert Holm, in a guest artist recital on Saturday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m. This recital is the culminating event of the sixth annual USA Double Reed Day, and will be comprised of music for oboe, bassoon, and piano. The program will feature works by John Steinmetz, Alexandre Tansman, William Winstead, Camille Saint-Saens, and Geoffrey Bush.

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 the guest artist

A native of Denver, Colorado, Darrel Hale recently joined the Louisiana State University faculty as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon. Mr. Hale received a bachelors degree in bassoon performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he studied with Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa. He continued his training at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, OH where he studied extensively with William Winstead and Martin James. An active orchestral performer, Mr. Hale has served as the principal bassoon of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and most recently as the Acting Principal Bassoon of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony, and Cincinnati Symphony Chamber Players. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Mr. Hale performed as part of the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra under Maestro David Zinman. For several years, he also played alongside his teacher and mentor, Per Hannevold, in the Aspen Festival Orchestra. A passionate chamber musician, Darrel Hale performs with the Timm Woodwind Quintet, and is a founding member of the Conundrum Reed Trio.

Additional information about USA Double Reed Day

Any double reed students or community members interested in participating in the full USA Double Reed Day event can find more information and register online by visiting this website:   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.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at and click on "events and programs" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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