794: Bassists with Boobs
Evangeline Tang, Phoebe Clarke and Yijia Cui started the Bassists with Boobs Instagram account in July 2020 to improve the online representation of bass players and create a positive and empowering community.
We talk about their recent Leeds trip to do an interview with Geoff Chalmers of Discover Double Bass, the idea behind founding the channel, rewards, and challenges of the work they’re doing, and much more.
Be sure to check out more from them on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube!
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Paul Creston - Saxophone Concerto op. 26 - Rob Burton, saxophone - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Rob Burton, BBC Young Musician 2018 Grand Finalist, performs Paul Creston's Saxophone Alto Concerto Op. 26 with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) in Birmingham Symphony Hall, conducted by Mark Wigglesworth. This video is taken from the televised BBC Young Musician competition in 2018. After a year of 3 great BBC Young Musician finalists, Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Jess Gillam (saxophone) and Ben Goldsheider (horn), Rob Burton competes against Maxim Calver and Lauren Zhang. This video is his grand final performance, following his success winning the woodwind category final.
He had joined many others... all who have been chained and beaten, whose lands have been plundered, whose civilizations have been destroyed, who have been silenced, raped, shamed, killed. With all these people, he’d come to share a common fate, they were the minorities of this world whose only recourse was to join the universal orchestra in which all there was to do was cry and wail.
Chigozie Obioma, An Orchestra of Minorities
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