‘Tuba on the Edge’ at TAMIU Saturday

Tuba on the Edge at TAMIU Saturday

A rare opportunity to hear truly low-brass will take center stage at Texas A&M International University Tuba on the Edge, Saturday, April 28 at 4 p.m. in the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall.

This event is free and open to the public.

John R. Reimund, adjunct instructor of music/low brass, will delight audiences with various works for the tuba. Dr. Mary Grace Carroll will accompany on piano.

Among selections in the afternoon program are: “Fnugg” by Oystein Baadsvik, “The Carnival of Venice” by Jean-Baptist Arban and arranged by Patrick Sheridan, “Soliloquy X” by Christopher D. Wiggins, “Four Greek Preludes” by Robert Spillman, “Blackbird” by G. Harrison and arranged by Lars Holmgaard, “Triumph of The Demon Gods” by John Stevens and “Concerto for Tuba Op. 96” by James Barnes.

The tuba, known mostly for the famous "oompah" sound, is the largest low-brass instrument and is usually the bass in the lower-brass section of symphonies, orchestras and bands.

For this rare recital, the tuba leaves the background and stands front and center to show audiences its versatility.

For more information, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences' department of fine and performing arts at 326.2654.

University office hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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