My name is Russell Seck and I am the first bassoonist in the NSYO. I have played bassoon for five years now and have enjoyed it. Outside of the orchestra, I enjoy composing music, specifically in electronic and orchestral movie score styles. I have a YouTube channel where I upload my music called Russme. One of my favorite pieces is Persis by James L. Hosay. While it doesn’t have a very challenging bassoon part, it has a marvelous oboe solo in the middle of the song. Then, that same theme comes back in the trumpets at the end. Another one of my favorite songs is called Walk Thru Fire by Vicetone. It has such powerful melody lines and connections from verse to chorus. I highly recommend that you listen to them both!