Music for the bassoon from around the world

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Karen Molnar and Rosalind Buda

Karen Molnar and Rosalind Buda

Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is delighted to present a unique afternoon of music provided by duo bassoonists Karen Molnar and Rosalind Buda. Join us in the Great Room at FENCE on Sunday, May 15 at 4 p.m. for a wonderful performance.

The bassoon is a woodwind instrument that is seldom heard in a solo or chamber setting, but has a beautiful and extensive repertoire.

Bassoonists Karen and Rosalind seek to introduce you to this charming, sonorous instrument in an afternoon of music that will take you on a journey around the world.

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Solo and duo pieces by French, German, Brazilian, and American composers will be featured on the program. Karen and Rosalind also delight in sharing tidbits and tales about their instrument, and will share these throughout the program. Be sure to stick around after the performance to mingle and snack on light refreshments.

Bassoonist Karen Molnar, a resident of Columbus, N.C. since 2000, is a member of the Hendersonville Symphony orchestra, The Foothills Music Club, and is a regular substitute with the Brevard Philharmonic. She is former principal bassoonist of the College of Charleston Civic Orchestra and holds a BA in music from the Dana School Music at Youngstown State University. Karen enjoys many hobbies:  knitting, sewing, gardening and volunteering at the local thrift store.

Asheville bassoonist Rosalind Buda is an active chamber musician, orchestral musician, and teacher. She performs with and works as project manager for the acclaimed chamber music company Pan Harmonia and performs frequently with the Asheville Symphony, Brevard Philharmonic, Hendersonville Symphony, Johnson City Symphony, and is second bassoonist with the Spartanburg Philharmonic.

Rosalind is bassoon instructor at Mars Hill University and Gardner-Webb University. She holds a MM from New England Conservatory and a BM from the University of Iowa.

This event is made possible by the Kirby Endowment at the Polk County Community Foundation. The Foothills Equestrian Nature Center is located at 3381 Hunting Country Road in Tryon, N.C.

For more information about this or upcoming events visit or call us at 828-859-9021.

– article submitted by Amy Schmitte