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The Capital Reeds

Formed in February 2013, the Capital Reeds is Washington, DC's premier reed trio. Comprised of an oboe, clarinet, and bassoon, we are one of the region's up and coming chamber music groups. The professional musicians in the Capital Reeds are active performers in the region, having appeared individually with such ensembles as the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony Orchestra, United States Army Orchestra, United States Naval Academy Band, and many others.

The Capital Reeds is a versatile ensemble and has performed at various functions and venues including private events, public concerts, weddings, retirement homes, restaurants, museums, churches, and schools. We are active throughout the region, with regular performances in Washington, DC, as well as Maryland and Virginia, including appearances at such venues as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and George Washington's Mt. Vernon Estate.

Committed to promoting the reed trio and expanding the current repertoire for the group, the Capital Reeds have commissioned new works by DC area composers. Additionally, as leaders in the field of music education, the members of the Capital Reeds are available to present master classes at schools throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. In October 2014, they were selected by the Bowie Arts Committee to receive a Grant for the Arts for 2014-2015, funding three performances in Bowie, MD at the Belair Mansion, Bowie Senior Center, and Bowie State University.

Equally passionate about creating new music as performing standard works, the Capital Reeds repertoire is ideally suited for weddings and other functions. Always seeking new and diverse audiences and opportunities to perform in interesting venues, the Capital Reeds look forward to performing for you!