BIG RAPIDS — Tuba Bach welcomes percussionist Noah Mallett to Big Rapids for concerts this weekend. Noah and his father — Ed Mallett of Tuba Bach — will present an international program of classical music arranged by Noah for marimba and euphonium.
The marimba and euphonium are newcomers to the concert scene, and as such must “borrow” from the literature of other instruments if they wish to play the music of the great composers of the past. Each of the two will take on a variety of roles throughout the program, starting with a piece by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, originally for piano and cello, with the marimba playing the piano part and the euphonium the cello part. .