The Brown Bag Lunch Program at the National Music Museum will be offering a new blend of music that it hasn’t been exposed to before.
Joseph Murphy and Matthew Slotkin make up the band, Duo Montagnard. Murphy plays the saxophone while Slotkin plays the guitar.
The National Music Museum will be offering the duo on March 2, before spring break, at 12:05 p.m.
Deborah Reeves, curator of education, said this is the first time the group will be performing at the museum.
“They were putting together a Midwest tour, and I found it interesting they asked to perform for us,” Reeves said.
Murphy and Slotkin are both professors from Pennsylvania and they like to educate their audiences about different types of music.
“It’s more of an art type of music, but there is also some serious music involved with a variety of tempos,” Reeve said.
The duo has been performing together for more than 10 years and they still continue to keep going.
“Our music attracts guitarists, saxophonists, composers and any chamber music enthusiasts,” Murphy said. “Our music is very stylistically diverse.”
The Brown Bag Lunch Program’s goal is to offer students at the university an opportunity to listen to new and different music that they possibly haven’t heard before.
“We hope to contribute to the university a unique blend of sounds and interesting music,” Murphy said.
Freshman Courtney Hook said the music would offer a new experience.
“They have a lot to offer us and it would be nice to hear something different than the everyday music,” Hook said.
Reach reporter Dylan Geuther at Dylan.Geuther@usd.edu