This is a guest post from bassist John Floeter – johnfloeterbassstudio.blogspot.com
The Chicago Bass Ensemble will be performing in DeKalb at Northern Illinois University as the featured artists for the All-School Convocation at 11am on February 14th,2008. This will essentially be a 50 minute concert with a minimal amount of lecture. Although it is a required class for NIU music students, it is also open to the public. I would like to invite anyone who is interested in hearing the unique sonority of 4 double basses to attend.
Bassists Jacque Harper, Michael Hovnanian, and Doug Johnson will join me, John Floeter, in works specifically written for 4 Double Basses by Jan Alm, Seth Boustead, Doug Johnson and Teppo Hauta-aho. We will also present transcriptions of choral works by Hindemith and Orlando di Lasso .
The concert will take place in the Concert Hall of the Music Building, which is located on the northeast corner of campus on Lucinda Ave, between Gilbert Way and the Kishwaukee River. There are some parking meters available near the corner of Gilbert and Lucinda, otherwise you must purchase a permit and park in the parking structure a few blocks from the music department.