October 3, 2023 | 6:00 PM
Join us for a French inspired program of piano-wind repertoire. We are thrilled to welcome back piano superstar Orion Weiss performing with Ben and Jaren Atherholt. Presented in the gorgeous setting of Longue Vue House and Gardens, it will be an intimate evening of exquisite chamber music.
Noted by Twin Cities Arts Reader for playing the bassoon “so gently, with such a smooth tone that it reached the ears like a gentle summer breeze while enjoying a perfect little pastry on the patio”, Grammy Award winning bassoonist Benjamin Atherholt enjoys a versatile career as performer, educator and connector. Ben is Programming Director for Lyrica Baroque, a nonprofit organization and chamber music collective based in New Orleans, LA. He has performed as Assistant Principal Bassoon and Contrabassoon with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006, is the Contrabassoonist with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and performs frequently with the Detroit, St. Louis, Houston, and National Symphony Orchestras. In 2022 Ben had the privilege to perform Françaix’s Divertissement with the Harlem Quartet and Jonathan Colbert. A passionate and highly sought after educator, Ben serves as Instructor of Bassoon at Tulane University and is a featured guest artist in masterclasses and residencies across the country. Ben grew up in Houston, Texas and holds a B.M. in performance and composition from Oberlin Conservatory studying under the tutelage of George Sakakeeny and Jeffrey Mumford respectively. Contact Ben at email@example.com
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