IWU Tuba and Euphonium Studio to Present Concert

Feb. 27, 2018

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will host a concert presented by the IWU Tuba/Euphonium Studio on Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. at Westbrook Auditorium in Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The event is free and open to the public.

The program will span several centuries of music, from Beethoven’s “Allegretto” and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” to more recent compositions, such as “Toe Tapping Tuba Tune” by Roger Jones and “Cinematic Fantasy” by Zach Collins. The concert will also feature a solo by Robby Kuntz ’18 (snare drum), playing “Billy Tell” by Gioacchino Rossini.

Led by instructor and technical coordinator in the School of Music, Ed Risinger, the IWU Tuba/Euphonium Studio is an opportunity for students of all skill levels to play chamber music and develop as musicians in a dynamic group setting. The studio also incorporates two more advanced ensemble groups that will be featured during the concert: the Tuba Trio, which includes Dan Drake ’20, Michael Olson ’18 and Jacob Taitel ’18; and the Tuba Euphonium Quartet, which includes Caleb Eckstrand ’18 (euphonium), Lindsay Ring ’21 (euphonium), Michael Olson ’18 (tuba) and Jacob Taitel ’18 (tuba).

For additional information, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

By Rachel McCarthy '21