Open and free to the public, Switzer’s recital will feature original compositions along with new and old works designed to evoke the mood of the spiritual. The program, organizers say, will “inspire reflection and relaxation in a way that is not usually associated with the bassoon.”
Classically trained in bassoon, contrabassoon and Heckelphone, Switzer currently serves as the principal bassoonist of the Norwalk Symphony Orchestra. He also performs regularly with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, the New Haven Symphony Orchestra, the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, and the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra.
Switzer holds a master of music arts degree and a master of music degree from the Yale School of Music. He earned his bachelor’s degree in bassoon performance from the Eastman School of Music.
As part of his visit to Bluefield College, Switzer will also offer a woodwind workshop at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 7 in Harman Chapel. The workshop is also open and free to the public. For more information, call 276-326-4234 or email [email protected]