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16th Annual OcTUBAfest
To Be Held at UW-Eau Claire
MAILED: Oct. 8, 1999|
At its 16th go-around at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the annual OcTUBAfest will consist of two concerts Oct. 21 and 24.
Shell Shock, the tuba quartet of the Army Ground Forces Band from Fort McPherson, Ga., will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center. The quartet performs around the country at theme parks, music education conventions, hospitals, public and private schools and colleges and universities.
Shell Shock's performance at UW-Eau Claire is part of a two-week tour to colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and the South, including stops at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and the University of Minnesota.
One-fourth of the quartet, Sgt. Alan Herold, attended UW-Eau Claire and studied euphonium with Dr. Jerry Young, professor of music and Eau Claire's founding father of OcTUBAfest.
Shell Shock's program will include performances of Chopin's "Minute Waltz," Overture from "William Tell" by Giocchino Rossini, John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever," and Allegro from Handel's "Water Music." Shell Shock also will perform "Chaconne," an original work by professor of music Dr. Michael Cunningham.
"We're very much looking forward to hosting one of the few professional euphonium and tuba quartets in the country and even more pleased to have one of our own former students as part of that group," Young said.
Rounding out OcTUBAfest, UW-Eau Claire tuba and euphonium players are performing a student solo and ensemble concert at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 24, in Gantner Concert Hall.
The concert includes nine performances by student soloists or small groups, including "Odyssey" by Neal Corwell, Robert Schumann's "Five Pieces in Folk Style" and "Leviathans" by Joseph Goble.
"We're pleased to have a wonderful and very talented group of freshman euphonium and tuba players this fall to participate in their first OcTUBAfest," he said. "The future continues to look bright for the euphonium and tuba area at UWEC."
Founded in 1973 by Dr. Harvey Phillips at Indiana University, OcTUBAfest is a registered trademark of the Harvey Phillips Foundation. OcTUBAfest events now take place around the world in locations such as Sydney, Australia, and Sapporo, Japan.
Admission to each concert is free.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 8, 1999