Recitals in the Rotunda series features Blair Tuba Ensemble Nov. 8
Release Date: 11/5/2004. Expired: 11/8/2004
The Recitals in the Rotunda series at The Renaissance Center continues Monday, Nov. 8, with a performance by the Blair Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. The free recital begins at 7 p.m.
The Blair Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble is a 10-piece musical group comprised entirely of tuba and euphonium students from Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music. The instruments are all members of the “tuba family” and are shaped to produce a mellow, pleasing sound.
The group’s repertoire covers all styles of music, literally from “Bach to Rock.”
The Nov. 8 performance at The Renaissance Center will include a wide variety of music, including compositions written especially for this group by Michael Kurek and Norlan Bewley. Closing the concert will be a rocking arrangements of Stevie Wonder’s Sir Duke with vocal percussion accompaniment provided by Jake Wolfgang.
The Blair Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble recently performed at Vanderbilt’s Turner Hall in the Blair Octubafest and is scheduled to appear in January at the U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference in Arlington, Va., and the Spring Tubafest at Vanderbilt in April.
Directing the ensemble will be Adjunct Professor Garnett R. Davis, a member of the Blair faculty since 1992.
Davis received the Master of Music degree from Indiana University where he served as teaching assistant to Harvey Phillips, one of the world’s foremost tuba artist teachers. Davis is director of TubaChristmas Nashville, which features a 120-piece choir of tubas and euphoniums in a special performance at the Nashville Public Library each Christmas season.
He appeared in concert with the Capitol Brass at The Renaissance Center last September and is an active freelance tubist around Nashville.
The Recitals in the Rotunda series features accomplished students, music faculty, ensembles and professional musicians from area universities in free performances in The Renaissance Center’s rotunda every other Monday. For more information, call Elaine Sherrill, senior director of music, at (615)740-5545.
The Renaissance Center is an arts and technology education and performing arts center at 855 Highway 46 South in Dickson, just 35 miles west of Nashville on Interstate 40 at exit 172.
Visit the Events - Concerts and Recitals page for more about musical performances.
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