A collection of three Tabor College instrumental ensembles will present a joint concert on Tuesday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Parkview Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. The public is invited to attend.
Under the direction of Tabor instrumental director Daniel Baldwin, the concert will feature the Tabor College Double Reed Trio, Flute Choir and Strings Ensemble.
Baldwin said he is looking forward to presenting the community with the product of the instrumentalists’ hard work, which has been prepared over the course of the last semester. The three ensembles recently returned from touring Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota with the symphonic band.
The double reed trio will open the concert with a new piece by Kocher called “Total Two.”
The flute choir will follow with the performance of works by Adler, Baldwin, Kocher and McGinty.
The strings ensemble will present the second half the concert with a collection of works in a variety of styles, including classical works by Hartley, Hofeldt and Forrest and a jazz piece by Duke Ellington. Several of the pieces will be flavored by Tabor College personnel, including a rock piece arranged by Tabor student Michael Adamyk, a piece for solo violin that features Tabor adjunct string professor Douglas Beyer and the premiere of a piece by Baldwin for strings and percussion.
The relatively young strings ensemble, Baldwin said, is a program that he would like to see grow the size and quality of the long-established concert choir and symphonic band.
“The faith of the students in that vision, as well as their commitment and dedication to the program this year has been paramount,” Baldwin said.
Tuesday’s concert will be the final performance for these ensembles for the spring semester. The symphonic band will perform one final time in a short concert prior to the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19.