The Noon Hour Concert series will open the 2023 summer season Thursday, June 1.
Featured performers will be Bob Madeson, euphonium; Sarah Carlson, piano; and Tyler Bublitz, drums. The concert will be from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church. Free will donations are accepted. Since 2010 Bob Madeson has been actively involved with The International Euphonium Tuba Festival in Atlanta where he participates in master classes and ensembles and studies with some of the best euphonium players in the world. He is an active performer in the Bemidji area, including the Bemidji Community Band and First Lutheran Church, where he plays solos on a regular basis and assists in conducting the adult and women’s choir.
Sarah Carlson earned her Master of Music in organ performance from the University of Iowa and her Bachelor of Music from St. Olaf College. During the fall of 2009, she performed harpsichord keyboard concertos by J.S. Bach at Bemidji State University. Prior to coming to Bemidji, she was Director of Music at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Darlington, SC. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Music at Coker College in Hartsville, SC, accompanist for the Coker Singers and head of the Piano Division’s Preparatory School of Music. She is currently Director of Music Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji.
Tyler Bublitz has been playing percussion since the end of 5th grade. He has played with multiple groups including Concordia College’s Percussion Ensemble. He most enjoys playing jazz on vintage drums.