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Twenty-ninth Season Performers

Ayke Agus

Mark Carlson

Judith Farmer

Joshua Garcia
clarinet, bass clarinet

Gary Gray

Dawn Hamilton

Connie Kupka
violin, viola

Nicolina Logan

Edith Orloff

David Speltz


Judith Farmer, bassoon

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Bassoonist Judith Farmer enjoys a rich and varied career as an orchestra musician, chamber musician, soloist and teacher. She received her education at Indiana University and at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Vienna. Her principal teachers were Karl Oehlberger and Mordechai Rechtman. From 1984-1996 she was principal bassoonist of the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra, performed and toured regularly with the Camerata Academica of Salzburg and with numerous chamber music ensembles in Vienna. Ms. Farmer has appeared as a soloist at the Salzburg Festival, in Vienna, Moscow and Odessa (in the former Soviet Union) and has participated in chamber music festivals in Prussia Cove, Martha's Vineyard and La Jolla. For the 1995-96 season she held the position of visiting professor at the Hochschule fuer Musik in Graz, Austria.
In 1996 Ms. Farmer moved to Los Angeles and since then has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Opera Company, the Long Beach Symphony as well as for major motion pictures.
She is currently principal bassoonist of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra and heads the bassoon studio at the USC Thornton School of Music, Los Angeles. She is an avid chamber musician, who enjoys collaborating with composers on new works and has had a number of works written and dedicated to her. Her recordings as a soloist and chamber musician are available on Orfeo , Albany and Ex-House Records.

Concerts featuring Judith Farmer:
2015 A Potpourri/PacSer, the Next Generation
2014 Sense & Sensuality
2013 Currents
2008 Dark woods and gleaming cities
2005 "Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory." -Percy Bysshe Shelley
2002 weavers of delight

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