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.