Noon Hour Concert: Bob Madeson, Sarah Carlson, Ken Vork and Tyler Bublitz

August 26, 2021

Bob Madeson, Tyler Bublitz and Sarah Carlson

Ken Vork

The quartet of Bob Madeson, euphonium; Sarah Carlson, piano; Tyler Bublitz, drummer, and Ken Vork, string bass and euphonium,  will perform at the last Noon Hour Concert of the season from 12:15 to 12:45 Thursday, August 26 at Calvary Lutheran Church. Since 2010 Bob Madeson has been actively involved with The International Euphonium Tuba Festival in Atlanta where he participates in master classes, ensemble 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 womens choir. Sarah Carlson received 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. Matthews Episcopal Church in Darlington, S.C. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Music at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C., accompanist for the Coker Singers and head of the Piano Divisions Preparatory School of Music. She is currently Director of Music Ministry at First Lutheran Church in Bemidji. Ken Vork, former band director at Paynesville Schools, earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1978 and his Master’s of Education in 1994 from Bethel College. For seven seasons, he was second trombone with the Duluth-Superior Symphony. He now serves as bass trombone with the Saint Cloud Symphony, plays double bass in the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra and freelances as a multi-instrumentalist with ensembles throughout the state. Covid guidelines will be followed and there will be no social time.




Region 2 Arts / Legacy Amendment