The Clown of the Orchestra

Many people have never heard of the bassoon featured as solo instrument with orchestra. Chuck Ullery, principal bassoonist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, is considered one of the finest bassoonists in this country. In addition to performing, Ullery will deliver his informative, and at times hilarious preamble, “Bassoon 101.”

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46
Carl Maria von Weber: Concerto for Bassoon in F major, Op. 75
Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (with Disney footage projected)
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1947 version)

Chucky Ullery, Bassoon

Free, no ticket required. Donations gratefully accepted. Please join us for a reception following the concert to meet the musicians.

The 2019-20 WSO concert season is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.