YSU Octubafest brings instrument from back of orchestra to front

Throughout the month, Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music will be highlighting the tuba with special recitals and programs

Octubafest recitals, Youngstown State, Dana School of Music

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State is holding its own October festivities but with a bit more music.

The Dana School of Music held an Octubafest music recital Monday night in Bliss Hall.

The university said it’s a fun way to celebrate the instruments people usually don’t see because they’re in the back of the orchestra.

There will be five more Octubafest recitals throughout the month:

Sunday, October 15

  • Senior Music Education Recital — Jacob Umbrazun
    • Bliss Recital Hall, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, October 17

  • Faculty Recital — Dr. Brian Kiser and Jack Ciarniello
    • Bliss Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18

  • Music at Noon — Tuba/Euphonium Recital
    • Butler Institute of American Art, 12:15 p.m.

Sunday, October 22

  • Senior Music Education Recital — Rebecca Shelton
    • St. John’s Episcopal Church on Wick Ave., 2:30 p.m.
  • Tuba/Euphonium Studio Recital
    • Bliss Recital Hall, 6 p.m.

The programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the event on YSU’s website.

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