MU Octoboefest! to celebrate 20th anniversary

MANSFIELD — The 20th annual Octoboefest! concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, in Mansfield University’s Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public.

Octoboefest! is a chamber music recital featuring the students from the Mansfield University Double Reed Studio under the direction of Susan Laib. All members of the double reed family; oboe, oboe d’amore, English horn, bassoon, and contrabassoon, in duets, trios, quartets, quintets and all together will be featured.

For the 11th year, there also will be a guest double reed ensemble of area junior high and high school students performing.  The students will participate in a workshop, instructed by Laib and MU students, earlier in the day.

The 20th anniversary concert also will feature an Alumni Reunion Double Reed Ensemble performing both alone and with the MU Double Reed Ensemble.

The program will commence with all three ensembles performing two Renaissance dances by Tielman Susato.