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"Bucket of Bassoons" takes on everything from polka to jazz at Connecticut College Feb. 8

NEW LONDON, Conn. - Connecticut College´s Music Department will present "A Bucket of Bassoons," featuring Rebecca Noreen, assistant professor of music, and guest artists Garrett Bennett, Yeh-Chi Wang and Sue Zoellner-Cross at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 8, in Evans Hall, Cummings Art Center at Connecticut College.

Hailing from the top orchestras and music schools in the state, the four bassoonists are coming together for a unique one-time performance of Renaissance and Baroque music, tangos and works by Prokofiev and Bozza.

In a performance that highlights the unusual bass and tenor sounds of the bassoon, the audience will have a blast with such surprising pieces as "The Entrance and Polka of the Bassoon Players," "I Was a Teenage Bassoon Player," and "The Gravy Waltz," featuring a improvisational jazz bassoonist.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for seniors and students. For ticket information, call 860-439-2720.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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January 20, 2009