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Bassoonist Scott Switzer ’10 to perform in the Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center

Presented by the Conservatory Project 2010/National Symphony Orchestra & John Adams: Perspectives

As part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s two-week focus John Adams: Perspectives, members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble (comprised of a student from each of the 15 participating conservatories) will perform two works by John Adams under the baton of the composer.

The National Symphony Orchestra has invited a student from each Conservatory Project institution to be a part of John Adams: Perspectives, the Kennedy Center's residency with the composer. The performance will take place on Monday, May 17 at 6pm in the Terrace Theater. The first half of the concert will be Shaker Loops, performed by members of the National Symphony Orchestra. The second part will be the Chamber Symphony performed by the Conservatory Project students, including Yale School of Music student Scott Switzer, bassoon and contrabassoon. The concert will stream live online; visit this page at 6pm on Monday, May 17 to watch.

In addition to Switzer, the other members of the Conservatory Project Chamber Ensemble will come from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Cleveland Institute of Music, Juilliard, Oberlin, Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, Manhattan School of Music, Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, New England Conservatory, Berklee, University of Michigan School of Music, Curtis, and Peabody.