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Cindi Hsu Consortium – Metamorphosis

Hello Saxophonists and Bassoonists!

The Post-Haste Reed Duo (Sean Fredenburg, saxophones; Javier Rodriguez, bassoon) is excited to announce a consortium for a new work for soprano saxophone, bassoon, and piano titled Metamorphosis by composer Cindi Hsu in collaboration with pianist Chuck Dillard.

Hsu’s Spring Fever for bassoon and piano was the winner of 2018 Bassoon Chamber Music Composition Competition (BCMCC), and was a required piece for the 2019 Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition (MQVC).

In her own words:

“Metamorphosis (four movements and approximately 13 minutes in length) has a mystical reference for me as the music traverses a series of dynamic transformations and dramatic forms.”

If you are interested in this consortium, please email us at for more information!

Donut Robot! Album Reviews “In gracing Donut Robot! with a comic illustration cover, Post-Haste Reed Duo adds levity to a genre not typically known for lightheartedness. That’s merely one of many things that makes this saxophone-and-bassoon duo project so endearing. More important than the refreshingly unpretentious attitude Sean Fredenburg and Javier Rodriguez bring to it are performances that exemplify unbridled enthusiasm. The two execute the six works on this hour-long release with such fervor, the listener can’t help but get swept up in the process.” “all of the pieces on Donut Robot! were commissioned or inspired by the Post-Haste Duo.“ “expect virtuosity, expect clever invention, and expect to be entertained.“

The Rehearsal Studio: “Perhaps the most salient impression left by this album is how diverse these six contributors are in their approach to composition. However, that diversity is reinforced by the virtuosity of the performers…If that narrative is a product of the unique sonorities that arise when saxophone and bassoon meet, then it is worth anticipating what the next Post-Haste project will be!”

Donut Robot!

Pre-order our second album with music by Ruby Fulton, Drew Baker, Michael Johanson, Edward J Hines, Andrea Reinkemeyer, and Takuma Itoh on Bandcamp and pre-save on Spotify! Donut Robut! arrives on February 15, 2019!

Reviews from our Debut Album “theirs is no novelty act; the music on the release holds up as an excellent collection of contemporary classical works by Louis Andriessen, Simon Hutchinson, Lanier Sammons, John Steinmetz, and Ethan Wickman, no matter the instrumentation involved.   …what beneath a canopy of angels…a river of stars demonstrates above else is that whatever reservations one might have harboured regarding the limitations of a saxophone-and-bassoon pairing can be put aside, as Fredenburg and Rodriguez clearly show that music of limitless stylistic range and emotional scope is possible when such instrumentation is involved.”

Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review: “…Post-Haste Reed Duo show us an admirable musical poeticism and a supreme command of their instruments for a very lively and absorbing program of where chamber music can be in our times. Highly recommended.”