Winter instrumental concert to be held virtually
Bluffton University’s winter instrumental concert featuring concert band ensembles will be streamed for viewing at www.bluffton.edu/mus starting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.
At 2 p.m., the conductor will do a pre-concert talk with audience members via Zoom. Visit www.bluffton.edu/mus for more information and access to the Zoom meeting.
Conducted by Dr. Roy Couch, the concert will feature three smaller ensembles comprised of members from the full concert band to comply with COVID-19 safety protocols. The program consist of transcriptions from composers such as Franz Schubert and Modest Mussorgsky—including Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”
Original compositions for the flexible band instrumentation (smaller ensembles) include music by Samuel Hazo, Gary Ziek and selections from a publisher based in Japan where schools have been operating with flexible instrumentation for a while.
Since the concert is being held virtually, free-will offerings will be taken for music scholarships at www.bluffton.edu/givetomusic.