The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet

The BWBQ are (L to R) Lauren Yu, Brittany Harrington, Yuki Katayama, and Kara LaMoure, bassoon (Photos courtesy of Kate Lemmon)

The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet (aka BWBQ) are a chamber group that have sort of become a cause célèbre through a viral video of their Lady Gaga medley (as if the flatulent-sounding name of the group didn’t already cause it). 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. And just because they are heavy on making the visuals important, this does not mean people aren’t asking for the music specifically, because it turns out this is one of the reasons they are Kickstarting the funding of their debut CD Breaking In (with Kickstarter, of all things), and you can help Kickstart the Kickstarting of this Kickstarter project here or on the link at the bottom.

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