Tuba Euphonium Ensembles
February 16, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will host a Tuba
Euphonium Ensemble concert at 3 p.m. on Feb. 21 in the Westbrook Auditorium of Presser
Hall (1210 North Park St., Bloomington).
The event is free and open to the public.
Three groups will perform during the concert including two tuba euphonium quartets
and the full tuba euphonium ensemble.
The Tuba Euphonium Quartet 2, which consists of sophomore Paul Tkach and sophomore
Tom Miller on euphonium and junior Meg Nally and first-year student Lily Sikes on
tuba, will perform Prelude & Voluntary by Orlando Gibbons, Tuba Voluntary by Henry Purcell and Keystone Chops by Lennie Niehaus.
Following the first quartet will be the Tuba Euphonium Quartet 1 performing movements
from The Basics by Roy Newsome; Take Five by David Brubeck and Paul Desmond; and Dueling Barbers of Seville by Giacchino Rossini, arranged by Robert Wilkinson. The quartet consists of junior
Cindy Pistone and first-year student Sam Sterbenc on euphonium and sophomore Max Briggs
and senior Nathaniel Strauss on tuba.
After a brief intermission, the Tuba Euphonium Ensemble will perform Toccata by Girolamo Frescobaldi, arranged by Joseph Skillen; Adagio for Tubas by Samuel Barber, arranged by David Spies; and “Dies irae” from Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Jason Cole. Conducted by Ed Risinger, the ensemble
will include all student quartet members from the concert as well as sophomore Aaron
O’Neill and junior Rachel Rhody on euphonium and senior Terry Joria on tuba.
For additional information contact the IWU School of Music at (309) 556-3061.
Contact: Monica Piotrowski ’10, (309) 556-3181