Dennis Godburn, bassoon

February 6, 1949 – May 10, 2011

During his life, Dennis pursued a distinguished career as performer of baroque, classical, and modern bassoons, concertizing throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, South America, and Australia.

Mr. Godburn has performed with the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Symphony, Music@Menlo Festival, New England Bach Festival, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, Handel & Haydn Society, Waverly Consort, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, and The Classical Band, among others. He has appeared as soloist on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center, at the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Ravinia Festival, the Kennedy Center, and on Live from Lincoln Center national television broadcasts.

He can still be heard in recordings spanning medieval to contemporary repertoire on RCA Records, Sony Classics, L’Oiseau Lyre, Columbia Masterworks, Harmonia Mundi, EMI, and Deutsche Grammophon.

Contributions can be made to Orchestra of St. Luke's with a designation for the Dennis Godburn Memorial Scholarship Fund. Funds contributed to the Dennis Godburn Memorial Scholarship Fund will support educational and related expenses for a gifted bassoon student in need, either applying to college or enrolled in a college or music conservatory. To make your gift, visit this page, call 212-594-6100, or send contributions to: 450 West 37th Street, Suite 502, New York, NY, 10018.


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