Bravo! Vail is a Colorado-based summer music festival which features three top U.S. orchestras this summer: the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. This week the Philadelphia Orchestra is in residence at the festival, and today Philadelphia Orchestra principal bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa was featured on the TV show Good Morning Vail. He explains the bassoon, its reeds and how the altitude affects them. The icing on the cake is his exemplary bassoon playing at the end of the segment:
Thank you, Danny Matsukawa, for doing such a fine job of informing the public about our instrument.
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