Bluegrass, honkey tonk part of old-time concert
String band, honkey tonk, country and bluegrass music will be on the plate at a Saturday performance by The Wilders and Midday Ramblers.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 5700 W. Sixth St. Tickets are $9 for students, $12 for the public. The event is presented by West Side Folk.
The Wilders blend 1920s string band music, 1930s country and 1940s honkey tonk. Their fiddler, Betse Ellis, has won both the Kansas State Fiddling Championship and the Mid-America Old-Time Fiddling Championship.
The Midday Ramblers, like the Wilders, gather around one microphone in the old-fashioned way and belt out traditional bluegrass music. The group got its start doing a lunchtime community radio show.
Brass quintet to perform diverse concert
The Kansas Brass Quintet will perform a varied and sometimes "wild west" concert Friday at Swarthout Recital Hall.
The ensemble of five Kansas University professors in the Department of Music and Dance just returned from Wyoming and Montana.
The program will include Kerry Turner's "Ricochet;" opera favorites from Bizet, Rossini and Mozart; a few Monteverdi madrigals; and Duke Ellington.
The Kansas Brass Quintet features Christopher Moore, trumpet; Mark Boren, trumpet; Paul Stevens, horn; Michael Hall, trombone; and Scott Watson, tuba.
Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the office of music and dance at 864-3436.