Posting Date: October 10, 2011
Octubafest features concerts and lectures
Kennesaw State series highlights tubas and euphoniums
By Kendrick Gaston
“Octubafest” is coming to Kennesaw State Oct. 18 – 20. This nationwide, annual event highlights the tuba and euphonium. KSU organizer and artist-in-residence, Bernard Flythe, hopes the audience will “have a greater appreciation for instruments that are not usually featured as soloists.”
“Octubafest” will feature a master class with guest artists Martin Cochran, euphonium, and Chris Blaha, tuba, followed by two nights of concerts. “The audience will be exposed to diverse styles including classical and jazz elements,” explains Flythe. The scheduled performers include guest artists Cochran and Blaha as well as the KSU Low Brass Quartet.
All events will take place in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center and are free and open to the public. The master class is scheduled for Oct. 18 at 5 p.m. in the Brooker Rehearsal Hall. Cochran and Blaha will perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 19. Flythe and the KSU Low Brass Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. on Oct. 20.