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Dennis Godburn

Dennis Godburn Widely regarded as one of the preeminent bassoon soloists in the world, Dennis Godburn led a distinguished career as a performer of Baroque, Classical, and modern bassoons, concertizing throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and South America. He served as Principal Bassoonist for the Orchestra of St. Luke’s from 1976 until his death in 2011, and was also a member of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. He also regularly performed at Music@Menlo as well as with the Metropolitan Opera and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, among many others.