BIG RAPIDS – With the second concert in the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival approaching, the Tuba Bach Quartet is preparing to return to Big Rapids. Before its performance on Sunday, the quartet will spend time performing in outreach concerts at two area retirement homes and also will lead a workshop open to interested tuba and euphonium players on Saturday.
“It’s nice to have a chance to be closer and intimate with the audience,” said festival founder Ed Mallett. “Like our two performances on Friday, which are in fairly small rooms, the quartet will be right next to the audience. They’ll be able to ask questions. It’ll be a lot of fun.”