When: Noon Dec. 22 (Saturday).
Where: UNT Library Mall, 1506 W Highland St. in Denton
Cost: Free admission.
Background: UNT College of Music tuba and euphonium players, along with tuba and euphonium players from local area schools and the community, will gather for the fifth North Texas TUBACHRISTMAS at the University of North Texas Library Mall.
- Nicholas Williams, associate director of wind studies, will conduct the ensemble, which is expected to exceed 100 tuba and euphonium players.
- 2018 marks the 45th anniversary of TUBACHRISTMAS concert events around the world. The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink in 1974. American composer Alec Wilder arranged the the traditional Christmas music for the first performance that tuba players around the world continue to perform.
- This year there are 26 TUBACHRISTMAS performances in Texas including the 41st anniversary performance in Dallas at Thanks-Giving Square. For a list of all Texas performances click here.
Detail: For information about joining TUBACHRISTMAS as a musician, the event is open to musicians of all ages who play the tuba or euphonium. For more information, contact Casey Flancbaum, UNT alumna and tuba instructor, at 516-672-9186.
About the UNT College of Music
The College of Music is one of the nation’s largest and most respected comprehensive music schools. It offers fully accredited degrees from the bachelor to doctoral levels and is home to the world’s first jazz studies degree program. Faculty include internationally acclaimed artists and scholars in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, music education, music entrepreneurship, music history, music theory, performance and performance and performing arts health. The college presents more than 1,100 concerts and recitals annually. UNT music alumni can be found around the globe in impressive, award-winning careers across a wide-range of music professions. Visit the College of Music online calendar at http://music.unt.edu/calendar and connect with the College of Music on Facebook atFacebook.com/UNTCollegeofMusic and on Twitter at @UNTCoM.