Coastside Community Orchestra’s spring concert, Saturday

By on Wed, April 29, 2009

Barbara McKee

The Coastside Community Orchestra’s (CCO) Spring Concert on May 2nd includes Beethoven’ s Symphony No.1 in C major, Bizet’s L’Arlesienne Suite and Michael Haydn’s Concertino in Bb major with Barbara McKee playing the solo bassoon part. 

Originally from Western New York, Ms. McKee now resides in El Granada. She began piano studies at age seven and settled on the bassoon at age 12. While in Law School, she played with the University of Chicago Orchestra and started "Bassoons at Noon," a bassoon quartet that performed its own arrangements of classical and popular pieces.  Ms. McKee has studied with Barbara Greenwald, Ron Daniels of the Buffalo Philharmonic and, most recently, Rufus Olivier of the San Francisco Opera and Ballet Orchestras.  She joined the CCO in 2004. Her bassoon is a 13000 series Heckel made in 1986.

Sara Lomax, one of the founders of the CCO, will conduct the orchestra.  The CCO will also present scholarships to three young students to encourage them to continue their music studies.

Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Community United Methodist Church, 777 Miramontes Street,  Half Moon Bay
TIckets at the door:  $10 general, $7 seniors, students and children free
Call 415-298-7057 or visit