ADRS

The Australasian Double Reed Society Inc. (adrs) is a non-profit organisation which promotes and enhances knowledge of double reed instruments (oboe and bassoon family).

The adrs encourages performance, education and interaction between double reed players of all standards, and maintains close links with similar societies throughout the world.

Membership of the adrs consists of a large cross-range of the Double Reed community, including professional players in major Symphony Orchestras, freelance professional players, woodwind educators, students in the Secondary and Tertiary sectors, enthusiasts and amateur players.

The adrs achieves its aims with a team of enthusiastic committee members who generously give their time and talents voluntarily to further the cause of the adrs objectives. Our Society is privileged to have active representatives located in major cities throughout Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Canberra.

Popular events are held in each represented state and include Recitals, Masterclasses, Activities Days, Reedmaking Demonstrations and Workshops, Examination Workshops, Lectures, and Teachers Forums

The adrs is proud to have been the host for two major double reed events – the first ever held in the Australasian region. This is significant not only for the expansion in the interest of double reed practice in the region but also as an indication of the advancement and achievement of the adrs, Australasian music and of double reed performance.

Success has been achieved through the promotion of events, the publication of Reeding Matter, support from music trade and service organisations, and an ever-increasing membership base.

The adrs actively supports music organisations and business in both the Australasian region and internationally by providing exposure to the niche market of double reed players and to the wider musical community.

Opportunities include sponsorship of events, advertising in Reeding Matter and adrs event programmes. Tailor-made opportunities are also available by negotiation with your state representative.

Local Bocal January 2024

Dear Double Reeders, Happy New Year! Let’s hope 2024 is full of playing and listening opportunities for us all.
Thanks to those who participated in any or all of our events last year and keep up the good work, everybody.
Our last playing opportunity was Carols on Ninth Avenue on the 17th December. It was a lovely balmy night
and the 18 or so players entertained a lively and appreciative crowd.

QUIZNIC

It’s on again this year. 4th February at Josie and Tom Hawkes’ beautiful garden, 420 Carrington St, Adelaide.

30-5.30. BYO picnic, drinks, glasses and a chair. Bookings essential (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

$15 members, $20 non-members.

An added feature this year will be a sheet music stall.
We know a lot of you have sheet music that is no longer required but could well be something that others would like. You can put a
price on it or donate it. Bring it along and we’ll try to find a new home for it. Thank you for the suggestion Maarten Ryder!

 FUTURE PLANNING SPECIAL MEETING.

We are keen to truly reflect the needs and wants of Double Reed players in SA and would like to involve the
membership a lot more. We are having a meeting on 24th February at Josie’s place at 3 pm for all those who
wish to offer ideas, suggestions, help, expertise, vision (you get the picture) so be thinking not of what your
society can do for you, but what you can do for your society! We would like as many as possible to attend and
formulate plans for our future. Please let us know if you will be able to participate. If unable to attend you can
let us know of any suggestions for future activities, or how you can support us in other ways.

ADRS MEMBERSHIP DUE

Make sure to renew your membership by going to the ADRS website and clicking on Membership.


So, put the 4th February and 24th February in your diaries, and look forward to a fun and productive 2024!
Best wishes,
Caryl, Josie, Tim, Josh and Charles.

Local Bocal March 2024

Dear Double Reeders, we have already had a couple of events. Good to see so many participants.

The QUIZNIC on 4th Feb was as usual a lot of fun with Josie as the Quiz Mistress and the rest of us clutching at straws. Extravagant prizes were taken home by the winning tables. An extra feature this time was a Music Jumble Sale thanks for the idea, Maarten Ryder) and we raised a good sum of money for ADRSSA to enable us to present other events during the year. Thanks to Josie and Tom Hawkes for the use of their beautiful garden and to whoever organised the weather. pdfDownload Flyer.

The FUTURE PLANNING SPECIAL MEETING was a attended by a small but interested group. Thanks to them and to those of you who couldn’t attend but sent suggestions. We have taken some ideas on board but it seems that, in general, people are content with what we provide and we shall continue. We rely on you to let us know if someone relevant is visiting Adelaide and could be incorporated into our events such as:

JANE DOWNER who is from Adelaide, studied oboe at the Conservatorium under Jiri Tancibudek and now lives in Oxford UK. Her group Austral Harmony travels widely and she is an expert on Baroque Music especially for Double Reeds. She will be in Adelaide soon and has sent a list of the concerts they will be performing here. Unfortunately, her schedule and ours do not coincide happily enough for us to present an event but it’d be wonderful if you could support her by attending a concert or two. I have attached her flyer.

TEACHERS, please encourage your students to add their names to our mailing list so they will get information about sessions we are running or events they may wish to attend. We rely on you to let us know who your students are so that they can be included in our plans. We are thinking to have more sessions devoted to technical matters of interpretation and instrument maintenance and these could be very useful. It seems the performance practice events are popular as well as the Big Blows and of course the St John’s Concert. After our next committee meeting we shall let you know the dates of the various activities we have planned.

Sadly (for us, but not him) our committee member Charles Klein has left us to go and live in Belgium. We shall miss him tremendously and hope he settles into the musical community there as well as he has here. We had a farewell party for him on Sunday 17th March that was attended by many of his Double Reed friends.

Best wishes,
Caryl, Josie, Tim, Josh.

Welcome to the ADRS website

Online Seminars

Open invitation for members of the ADRS Community, particularly regional members, to apply to present a short online presentation.

Sessions can address any topic of interest to double-reed players and aficionados.

A proposal can be submitted by any member of the ADRS.

Click here for more information

 

Classifieds

Classifieds

Teachers Directory

The Teachers Directory has been updated to an easier-to-manage format but the listings need to be re-added. 

If you are an instrumental teacher please use the Contact Us form with your information so you can be added to the listings. 

Please note that this section is only available to ADRS Members and lapsed accounts will have their teacher listings retired.

   

Photos

ADRS Photos that have been saved over the years and need sorting.

If anyone has any information about the photo's below please feel free to comment. Note: you must be a member of ADRS and logged in to do so.

If you have copyright issues or wish to remove a photo of yourself please note the photo name and album and contact us privately.

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Events

Popular events are held in each represented state and include Recitals, Masterclasses, Activities Days, Reedmaking Demonstrations and Workshops, Examination Workshops, Lectures, and Teachers Forums.

 

ADRS is proud to have been the host for two major double-reed events – the first ever held in the Australasian region. This is significant not only for the expansion in the interest of double reed practice in the region but also as an indication of the advancement and achievement of the ADRS, Australasian music, and of double reed performance.

 

Success has been achieved through the promotion of events, the publication of Reeding Matter, support from music trade and service organisations, and an ever-increasing membership base.

 

The ADRS actively supports music organisations and businesses in both the Australasian region and internationally by providing exposure to the niche market of double reed players and to the wider musical community.

 

Opportunities include sponsorship of events, advertising in Reeding Matter and ADRS event programmes. Tailor-made opportunities are also available by negotiation with your state representative.

 

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