Friends University’s Fine Arts Department Presents Tuba Quartet Recital

News Date: 
Mon. 08/29/2011

Friends University’s Fine Arts Department will present a Tuba Quartet Recital at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 in Friends University’s Sebits Auditorium.

Dr. John Taylor, professor of music at Friends University, will be joined by Blair Martin, former band director at Sterling College; Dr. Timothy Shade, professor of music at Bethel College; and Robert Tierney, band director at Goessel High School. They will present an evening of euphonium-tuba quartet music which will feature solos by Dr. Taylor, tuba, and Dr. Shade, euphonium, with selections from Renaissance madrigals to contemporary compositions.

“Sonate for Tuba and Piano” by Paul Hindemith with accompaniment by Dr. James Knight and “Wind Sketches” by Brian Balmages are two of the many pieces that will be performed at this concert. A jazz piece entitled “Power” by John Stevens will also be performed.

“This recital came about through my friendship over the years with Dr. Timothy Shade. After a joint solo recital last year, we talked about putting some other fine players together from this part of Kansas to form a Tuba Quartet (two euphoniums and two tubas). There is quite a bit of good literature written for this type of ensemble. We have had a great time rehearsing. People will be surprised to hear the technical capabilities of low brass instruments in this setting,” says Dr. Taylor.

This concert will be repeated at Bethel College on Sept. 1. Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information on this recital, please contact the Fine Arts Office at 316-295-5677 or

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