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British Tuba and Euphonium Quartet
To Perform Oct. 20 at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Oct. 8, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — Tubalaté, one of Britain’s leading professional brass ensembles, will perform Monday, Oct. 20, as part of the Artists Series at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. The tuba and euphonium quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Gantner Concert Hall of Haas Fine Arts Center.

The first ever tuba-euphonium ensemble to graduate and be awarded the prestigious professional performance diploma from Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music, Tubalaté has been at the forefront of instrumental and repertory development for more than a decade. The wide range of styles and flexibility of performance of the ensemble’s members have gained them an international reputation for promoting the dynamic development of brass chamber music. Regularly presenting familiar music contrasted with exciting new commissions, Tubalaté has generated an innovative and unique repertoire.

In 1998, Tubalaté received a royal accolade performing at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles’s 50th birthday celebration hosted by Queen Elizabeth. The group travels worldwide, playing to audiences in Russia, Latvia and the United States, as well as throughout Europe and in Great Britain’s leading venues.

“Without doubt one of the busiest brass ensembles in Britain today, Tubalaté has traveled the length and breadth of the country introducing their dynamic concert programmes to delighted audiences,” wrote CD Review. “The ensemble majors in presenting entertaining and educational shows to younger listeners and its members are tremendous ambassadors for the brass community in general, and low brass instruments in particular.”

The eclectic program will include music by J.S. Bach, as well as Joe Primrose’s jazz standard, “St. James Infirmary,” Chick Corea’s “Spain,” “Noreen’s Nocturne” by Oscar Peterson and the upbeat five-minute curtain-raiser “Tubaccata,” written for Tubalaté’s United States tour this month.

Much of the repertoire performed by Tubalaté is available from Da Capo Music Ltd. and Breakthrough Music. Available compact disc recordings include “Light Metal,” “Episodes,” “Move” and “Earth and Moon.”

Admission is $15 for the public, $13 for those 62 and older and UW System or Chippewa Valley Technical College faculty and staff, and $5 for those 17 and younger and UW System or CVTC students. Tickets are available at the University Service Center in Davies Center and will be sold at the door.

Patrons may also charge their tickets to MasterCard or Visa when they order by phone. Call (715) 836-3727 — or, outside the immediate Eau Claire area, call toll-free (800) 949-UWEC. A $3 handling fee will be added to all telephone charge orders.

Funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the Artists Series is administered by the Activities and Programs office of University Centers and Programs.

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Updated: October 7, 2003