Not often is the tuba scored as a solo instrument in orchestral music.
On July 2, Birch Creek Pops Concert goers will hear the tuba in a new light as Associate Faculty member Cynthia Stark will be featured on a piece called Tubby the Tuba. This charming and fanciful work by George Kleinsinger is about a tuba trying to find a melody. The engaging storyline will be narrated by bass faculty member Alan Steiner.
In spite of its childlike name, the appeal of the piece is much deeper, showcasing the immense range of the tuba as well as its ability to play rapid passages and sweeping melodies seldom heard from the low brass instrument.
Birch Creek Music Performance Center, Door County’s unique concert venue, is located at 3821 Cty Hwy E, Egg Harbor. All concerts begin at 8 pm with pre-concert music beginning at 7:30 pm. The Pops concert on Saturday, July 2 has a special concert time of 6:30 pm. Tickets are $29 for adults, $10 for young adults age 12-20 and college students, and $6 for children 11 and under. For complete information or to reserve tickets, call 920.868.3763. Also check www.birchcreek.org for additional information.