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MUSIC INSTIGATOR PODCAST

THE MUSIC INSTIGATOR
SEPTEMBER 2015

The Breaking Winds speaks with William Arnold about how the group formed, the music they play, and fun projects coming up.

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TEDx-SMU

TEDx SMU

QUARTET-A-TETE WITH THE BREAKING WINDS
APRIL 2014

Member Brittany Harrington does a TEDx talk about out-of-the-box ideas and having creative control in chamber music.

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The Double Reed

AN INTERVIEW WITH THE BREAKING WINDS BASSOON QUARTET
JUNE 2013

“In the years since their initial breakthrough, the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet has produced numerous other successful YouTube videos and parlayed their Internet fame into a series of live concerts and outreach engagements all over the country…”

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The Rochester Review

THE EASTMAN EVOLUTION
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER, 2012

“…genre is not as useful a concept as it once was. “People should be more fearless about the way that they’re playing music and the kinds of pieces that they’re playing,” she says. “I feel like music should be adapted to any instrumentation…”

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The Glass

THE BREAKING WINDS BASSOON QUARTET
JUNE 19, 2012

“…While they are indulging us and themselves with great video concepts (and throwing in many pop covers along with classical performing), they are also behind a series of concerts designed to educate as well as entertain through elements of comedy in their performances, making the concert experience fun and exciting…”

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Arts Journal

KARA GOES VIRAL
MAY 28, 2012

“So how did 135,000 people find the Breaking Winds? I asked Kara, and with her permission I’m going to quote the email she sent me. This is an important lesson for anyone who wants to do viral marketing. You’ll see that the video started spreading through the Facebook pages each member of the Breaking Winds has…”

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The Heckler-Bassoon-Quartet

 

The Heckler

BREAKING TRAIL (AND WINDS) FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE 21ST CENTURY
JANUARY 20, 2011

“Though what may have been more of a happy accident for the Breaking Winds, we see that viral marketing can be just as successful for classical music ensembles as for online businesses. With their massive exposure and clear online presence, it appears that they have gained a sort of credibility among concert presenters, who may not have taken a risk on them otherwise…”

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NPR

THE CLOWN OF THE ORCHESTRA TAKES ITS REVENGE
SEPTEMBER 4, 2011

“The bassoon has also broken into the world of pop. Last year, a quartet of classically trained bassoonists, who call themselves The Breaking Winds, donned wigs and costumes to perform a Lady Gaga medley — the video of which quickly went viral.”

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DE FAGOT

ON THE COVER OF DE FAGOT
SEPTEMBER 2010

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