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New York Philharmonic's Alan Baer to Perform in Concert with JSU Chamber Winds on March 21


The JSU Chamber Winds will be in concert on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Performance Center of Mason Hall on the JSU campus.   

The Chamber Winds will host special guest artist Alan Baer, an American tubist who is principal tuba for the New York Philharmonic.  He will perform the James Woodward Tuba Concerto for Tuba and Wind Band with the JSU Chamber Winds. Dr. James Woodward is a JSU music professor of theory and composition.

The concert will also feature JSU student brass quintet,  “Pelham Street Brass,” performing a quintet arrangement of Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein.  In addition, the Chamber Winds will perform two staples in the wind band literature:  Lincolnshire Posy by Percy Grainger (Mr. Jeremy Stovall, Guest Conductor) and First Suite in Eb by Gustav Holst.

Dr. Kenneth G. Bodiford, JSU Director of Bands,  is the conductor of the Chamber Winds.

While visiting the JSU campus, Alan Baer will also give two master classes, which are free to the public:

Chamber Music Master Class
(Brass Quintet and Tuba Quartet)
Tuesday, March 19th at 6pm
Mason Hall Band Room

• Tuba / Euphonium Master Class
Wednesday, March 20th at 2pm
Mason Hall Room 222


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