URI Music Department sponsors day of
'low brass bliss' with Tubarama
KINGSTON, R.I.-September 28, 1999 -- If you should feel the earth move
under your feet Saturday, October 9, don't be afraid. It's not the next
big hurricane. The deep rumblings you'll hear are due to the dozens of tuba
and euphonium players who will be descending upon the URI campus to participate
in the second annual Tubarama.
There will be several opportunities for the public to hear a variety
of music from these low brass instruments. The Walach & Buttery Duet,
a mandolin/tuba duo, will be playing at the Emporium across from the Fine
Arts Center at URI during the noon hour and the URI Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
will give a 3 p.m. performance in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.
The day will conclude with a 7 p.m. concert including the URI Tuba/Euphonium
Ensemble, the Octuba Ensemble (comprised of the massed group of conference
participants) and the guest artist, Jim Self. Tickets are $6 for adults,
$4 for senior citizens, and free to URI students with an I.D. Tickets can
be purchased at the door.
Self, a Los Angeles jazz tubist and recording artist, has performed since
1974 as a free-lance musician for Hollywood studios. He did solo work in
John Williams' score to Jurassic Park, Home Alone I and II,
Hook, and was the voice of the mothership from Close Encounters of
the Third Kind. He has performed as a recording artist with many artists,
including Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand.
Gary Buttery, URI Tuba/Euphonium faculty and director of the Traditional
Jazz Band, began Tubarama as a means to share the extensive variety of tuba
music with performers and listeners alike. More than 100 performers are
expected to participate in the day's events, and all low-brass enthusiasts
are welcome to join.
For information about participating in the Tubarama festivities, call
the URI Music Department at 874-2431 or e-mail Gary Buttery at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information: Jan Sawyer, 874-2116