A Children’s Concert, that includes music for the young and young at heart, can be accomplished at the Rapid City Public Library downtown branch at 6:00pm Tuesday, June 24 and the Black Hills Piano Gallery at 4:00pm Sunday, June 29. The final performance of the summer before traveling to Baton Rouge could be at the Dahl Art Museum on Friday, July 25 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The bass clarinet is a musical tool of the clarinet family. Bass clarinets in other keys, notably C and A, also exist, but are very rare compared to the normal A clarinet, which is terribly common in classical music. Bass clarinets at all times perform in orchestras, wind ensembles/concert bands, from time to time in marching bands, and play an occasional solo role in modern music and jazz in certain. Most modern bass clarinets are straight bodied, with a small upturned silver coloured metal bell and curved metal neck. Early examples varied fit, some having a doubled body makin
g them look akin to bassoons. The bass clarinet within
reason heavy and is supported either with a neck strap or an adjustable peg hooked up to its body. While Adolphe Sax imitated its upturned metal bell in his design of the larger saxophones, the two instruments are essentially alternative. Bass clarinet bodies are in most cases crafted from grenadilla African Blackwood or more frequently for scholar contraptions plastic resin, while saxophones are typically crafted from metal. Metal bass clarinets exist, but are rare.