Since entering the world of professional music in 1972, Benjamin Kamins has enjoyed a distinguished career as an orchestral musician, chamber and solo performer, and educator. During his nine years as Associate Principal Bassoon with the Minnesota Orchestra, Mr. Kamins appeared as soloist with that orchestra and taught at St. Olaf and Macalester Colleges. In 1981 he was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Houston Symphony. As an active recitalist and founding member of the Houston Symphony Chamber Players, his life in Houston remained diverse and his artistic presence deepened in the community. Faculty appointments came at the University of Houston and then at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. Now as a Professor at Rice University’s Shepherd School, Mr. Kamins continues his commitment to our young musicians and to classical music performance.

Mr. Kamins will present a short recital, which will be followed by a masterclass.

The program:

Vivaldi: Cello Sonata in B-flat Major, RV47, op. 14, no. 1
Ravel: Pièce en forme de Habanera
Ayako Yoda, piano
Dutilleux: Sarabande et Cortege
Ayako Yoda, piano


Student Performers
Saint-Saëns: Bassoon Sonata in G Major, op. 168
Brittney Walker 
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, op. 36
Orlando Elias
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major, excerpts
Kai Rocke
Vivaldi: Concerto in E Minor
Nicholas Hooks
Milde: Concert Study No. 20
Joshua Baker

Date: November 10, 2013 - 2:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: Pierce Hall

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