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Sun Apr 14, 2024

Wind Chamber Music
Mozart Octets!
with Steven Dibner

Explore Mozart’s Serenades for Winds with SF Symphony bassoonist Steven Dibner in this 4-hour intensive workshop.


About the Event

Join us for an afternoon of wind chamber music! We will focus on the Allegro from the Mozart’s Serenade in C Minor, KV 388, and the Adagio from the Serenade in E-flat Major, KV 375.

Date and Time

Sunday, Apr 14, 2024 | 1–5 pm Pacific


Drew School | 2901 California Street, San Francisco

Who should attend?

This workshop is geared to intermediate/advanced wind players (oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn).

How should I prepare?

Download your music (below) and please prepare both the parts for your instrument.

What to bring:

Your instrument, a music stand, and your music.

Is there a cost?


No one is turned away for lack of funds. Contact to request a scholarship or fee reduction.

About the Mentor

Steven Dibner, Associate Principal Bassoon of the San Francisco Symphony since 1983, has rocked a career in chamber music and opera as well as orchestra.  In his New York years, Dibner played for Frank Sinatra in Carnegie Hall, with Domingo at the Met, and with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.  He toured the world and recorded extensively with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

When newly arrived in San Francisco, Dibner created and conducted a chamber orchestra called PARLANTE which was a critical hit.  He appeared as a soloist with SFS under Herbert Blomstedt and Yehudi Menuhin, and sang Don Giovanni’s serenade with his colleagues!

Summers have found Steven teaching, coaching and concertizing in Aspen (CO) or Marlboro (VT).

Steve has been a coach for wind players of New World Symphony, and more recently guided a conductorless orchestra. He loves to cook and bake, volunteers at the Dahlia Dell in Golden Gate Park, and is a big fan of “Jeopardy!”

Workshop Materials


We will be focusing on three movements from the Serenades:

K 375 (E-flat) — I (Allegro maestoso) and III (Adagio)

K 388 (c minor) — I (Allegro)

Please be familiar with both parts on these three movements. We will assign parts at the workshop.

If time permits we may read through some additional movements, just for fun.

    Thank you

    to our partner Drew School for hosting this workshop.