MAILED: Jan. 25, 2001
A professional euphonium soloist of 15 years will perform Feb. 1 and 2 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Steven Mead will perform with Dr. Barbara Young, an acclaimed pianist and UW-Eau Claire lecturer of music, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, in Phillips Recital Hall. The concert will feature selections from various composers, including Rolf Wilhelm, Peter Graham and Joseph De Luca.
Tickets are available at no cost from the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727.
The UW-Eau Claire Wind Ensemble will perform with Mead at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Schofield Auditorium. The concert, conducted by assistant professor Dr. Richard Mark Heidel and associate professor Rodney B. Hudson, will feature selections from Gioacchino Rossini, Karl King and Zo Elliot.
Tickets, available at the University Service Center, (715) 836-3727, are $4.75 for adults; $3.75 for those age 62 and older, children 17 and younger, and faculty or staff with a university ID; or $1.25 for students with a university ID.
Mead developed his love for the euphonium at age 13 and since then has written and performed music throughout the world. He now lives with his family in the small village of Fenny Drayton, England.
The events are sponsored in part by Boosey and Hawkes Ltd. manufacturer of fine brass instruments The Coffee Grounds of Eau Claire, the Strubel families of Eau Claire and New Berlin, the Eu-Tu(ba) Quartet and BASSically BRASS.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Jan. 25, 2001