Craig Kridel

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Craig Kridel, English bass horn, serpent Forveille, serves as columnist and editor of the Historical Instrument Section for the ITEA Journal and has presented lecture-demonstrations at the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference and the International Double Reed Society Conference. Craig has received various music and arts-related grants from the NEA, NEH, and state arts commissions and arranged for funding for the Historic Brass Society's 1995 International Historic Brass Symposium. He organized the first meeting of United Serpents at the 1986 Amherst Early Music Festival (with the premiere of Simon Proctor's The Amherst Suite for 8 Serpents), staged the 1989 Serpent Festival (premiering works by PDQ Bach and Simon Proctor's Serpent Concerto and featured on National Public Radio's The Morning Edition), and assisted with the organization of the 1990 Serpent Celebration. He serves on the Board of Directors of the The Joe R. & Joella F. Utley (trumpet) Foundation and the Maxine Greene Foundation for Social Imagination, the Arts, and Education. In 1987, he performed the solo "call to service" for Pope John Paul II Ecumenical Service in the United States.


with Tom O'Horgan & his serpent Piffault at the 2005 TubaChristmas in New York City.


with Doug Yeo at the
2000 Early Brass Festival


with an array of bass horns:
l-r: cimbasso, serpent pavillon, serpent Forveille, ophimonocleide, English bass horn, (Moravian) bass horn; front: basson russe


talking to conductor Olev Viro after playing the cimbasso part in the Violin Concerto No. 2, "The Bell," by Paganini; Columbus, Ohio, 2007

exploring the role of early 19th century brass


with Peter Schickele and Michèle Eaton,
New York City, April 2008


 
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