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Recital features ‘beast of an instrument’ double bass

Standing as one of the tallest instruments in music, the 6-foot double bass still knows how to get low — in pitch.

Distinguished bassist Curtis Burris, the School of Music’s strings chair, leads the Music School Festival Orchestra’s bass section in its student recital from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday in McKnight Hall.

“They’re the basis of the orchestra,” Burris said about his seven bassists. “They’re the foundation.”

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