Tuba and Horn Festival features free concerts
Oct. 19, 2009
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Tuba and Horn Festival kicks off Thursday, Oct. 29, with a free performance by the Virtuoso Horn Duo. The festival will continue through Friday, Oct. 30, culminating in a second concert featuring festival participants.
Both performances begin at 8:15 p.m. in WMU's Dalton Center Recital Hall and are open to the public free of charge.
WMU's Tuba and Horn Festival is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about the horn, tuba or euphonium. Registration will take place at 3 p.m. Friday in the Dalton Center. All tuba, horn and euphonium enthusiasts from the community and beyond are welcome and encouraged to bring their instruments. The registration cost for festival participants is $15 and can be paid at the door. Family members of participants may observe any part of the day free of charge.
Festival activities include a master class and recital presented by Drs. Lin Foulk and Deanna Swoboda, a solo competition for middle- and high-school participants, and a recital by the Western Horn Choir and Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. All participants will have a chance to play alongside WMU music students in the mass ensembles, which will rehearse during the day and perform in the closing concert.
Virtuoso Horn Duo
Kerry Turner and Kristina Mascher began performing together as the Virtuoso Horn Duo in 2002. Based in Luxemburg, the Duo has traveled extensively, performing throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. The group offers a program of highly melodic horn playing, combined with world-class artistry and execution. In 2006, the Duo recorded a CD of concertos for two horns and chamber orchestra with the Sinfonietta Cracovia for the MSR Classics label.
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