‘Tubas In The Sun’ Quartet to Perform Concert

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 9, 2015 – High Point University will present Tubas In The Sun, a tuba and euphonium quartet, as part of the HPU Chamber Music Series. The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 26 in the sanctuary of Hayworth Chapel. The concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.

Tubas In The Sun is a fun-loving quartet composed of the leading tuba and euphonium professors and teachers from central North Carolina. The group’s repertoire includes exciting original music for tuba/euphonium quartet as well as transcriptions of classical and jazz favorites.

“This performance will provide the audience with an opportunity to hear some great musicians performing on instruments that they otherwise might not be familiar with,” says Brian Meixner, Tubas In The Sun member and assistant professor of music at HPU. “The music performed will represent diverse styles and time periods. Composers represented on our program include Hindemith, Gabrieli, Rimsky-Korsakov and Bach.”

In addition to Meixner, members of the quartet are Dennis Askew, professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Brent Harvey, assistant professor at Winston-Salem State University, and Glenn Wilkinson, a member of the North Carolina Brass Band from Raleigh.

The ensemble has performed recitals throughout North Carolina and is excited to be included in HPU’s spring Community Enrichment Series lineup.

Visitors are encouraged to enter campus through the welcome center at the intersection of Montlieu Avenue and Centennial Street. Parking will be available for community members behind Hayworth Fine Arts Center.

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