Instruments become animals

Staff writer

Instruments will become animals at the Tabor College faculty chamber recital Carnival of the Animals Sept. 8 at Tabor College Chapel-Auditorium. The recital is free.

The recital will feature a musical ensemble in which instruments will be used to imitate sounds and movements of animals such as elephants, donkeys, swans, and kangaroos. English professor Christopher Dick is narrating.

The recital was put together by piano professor Shelia Litke.

“Carnival of the Animals was designed to really introduce children and non musical people to what various instruments can do and the sounds they make,” she said.

Litke tries to put on a chamber recital every other year.

“It’s fun to introduce the style to the community,” she said. “It’s extremely difficult to play because you’re the only one playing your instrument, and there’s no conductor.”

Litke will be playing the piano part of the recital, joined by former student Jennifer Epp.

The recital will feature the college’s new grand piano.

Litke has been playing the piano since first grade. She has preformed internationally as well as across the United States. She has been teaching piano at Tabor for 14 years.

 

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