Last Tuesday I performed Miguel del Aguila's Malambo with orchestra at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Appleton, Wisconsin. The concert was on the Lawrence University Campus in Memorial Chapel.
Previously this spring I had performed the two other versions of this piece for bassoon and piano at the University of Arkansas and with string quartet here in Cleveland on the Arts Renaissance Cleveland concert series. Now I've performed all three versions!
The version for bassoon and string orchestra adds the bass section, of course. There is a wonderful soli for them accompanying the bassoon at the beginning!
Here we are with Scott Pool, the bassoonist who organized the commission. Scott performed the bassoon and piano version of the piece the next day at the Conference.
Anyone considering performing this piece is welcome to contact me with any questions that arise about it. I would be happy to help with further performances!