BRING A PACKED LUNCH.
A visit to the renowned collection of baroque and classical bassoons, curated by the late William Waterhouse. At the invitation of Elisabeth Waterhouse.
The visit is free, we would just like to have some idea of numbers attending. Please email Simon Payne or call 07775 904626
Arrive 10am for tea and coffee
10.30am James Kopp, author The Bassoon (Yale University Press), on the history of the instruments.
11.30am Philip Tarlton, a William Waterhouse student, who later played in the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and the LPO will give a talk on reeds, in particular new ideas from Mordechai Rechtmann.
1.30am Mathew Dart will talk about the making of baroque and classical instruments. Mathew has been making copies of historical bassoons and flutes in his London workshop since 1985.
2.30am Meyrick Alexander, ex principal bassoon of the Philharmonia and Head of Woodwind at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, will talk about British bassoonists before 1950 and the changeover from the French to German system.
The legendary Roger Birnstingl (LSO, LPO, Orchestre de Suisse Romande) will be in attendance.
Oliver Ludlow from www.DoubleReed.co.uk will exhibit.
This year, there will not be a playing session.
VENUE: Whitehall Cottage, Sevenhampton, GL54 5TL
DIRECTIONS to Whittall
M40 to Oxford exit 9
A40 round Oxford and on to Witney bypass)
On to Burford – bypassing Northleach – on towards Cheltenham
At some point there is a bit of dual carriageway – straight over the lights
Straight on to the next lights at ANDOVERSFORD and continue as below.
FROM ANDOVERSFORD on the A40.
At the traffic lights at Andoversford take the A436 to Stow.
Then, very soon first left to Brockhampton. You go under a bridge – keep left through Syreford, past a Quarry and round a Corner – then take steep Right turn ( there is a small grassy triangle) to Whitehall – up a hill. This goes for about 2 miles – past 2 cottages and farm, straight on past a right turn and ‘no through’ sign, til you reach Whittall Cottage and Barn (Whitehall – same thing) – (two gables) on the left hand side of the road.