Dr. Rebecca Rivera

Dr. Rebecca Rivera

Owner, Rivera Reeds

Dr. Rebecca Rivera enjoys an active career as a performer and educator.  As a bassoon and contrabassoon player, Dr. Rivera has recorded for several film and music projects and performed with many ensembles throughout Southern California including Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony and Pops Orchestras and the woodwind trio Third Wheel.  Dr. Rivera recently performed with Elton John at the 125th Anniversary concert for Yamaha. Dr. Rivera has performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cerritos Performing Arts Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, The Orpheum and The Los Angeles Music Center.  Dr. Rivera is a guest artist on Fiesta by Flamenco Latino guitarist Tony Ybarra. In addition to maintaining her private teaching studio, Dr. Rivera is adjunct professor of bassoon and Chapman University and a lecturer in reed-making at the University of Southern California. Dr. Rebecca Rivera completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in bassoon performance at the University of Southern California, studying with Rose Corrigan and Judith Farmer.


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Piece en Forme de Habanera by Maurice Ravel
Rebecca Rivera, bassoon
Edward Trybek, guitar

Recorded live at Newman Hall, USC 2008.

Replace the pan flutes with bassoon and add a bit of Spanish flair and you have a cool take on a classic tune.  Stairway to Heaven from the album Fiesta, by Tony Ybarra.