The day began with middle and high school bass ensembles, with a featured recital at noon and a master class in the afternoon.
Bass Bash Director Richard Duke coordinates this impressive event each year. Performing in chamber ensembles is tremendous for skill development, and it’s always a pleasure to hear the results of months of hard work from these students.
Middle school performances included San Francisco Public School ensembles from Hoover, A.P. Giannini, Marina, Presidio, Roosevelt, Francisco, and Aptos Middle Schools.
This year’s Bass Bash also featured a student double bass ensemble from Redwood Middle School in Saratoga, CA.
Many of these students will participate in the weeklong Golden Gate Bass Camp, which will be held this summer from June 20th – 24th.
High School Ensembles
This year’s event featured student performers from Galileo, George Washington, and Lowell High Schools as well as Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts.
The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra bass section performed an arrangement of Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov. SFSYO is a great opportunity for serious double bass students to develop their skills.