UCA plans concert March 6

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Tuba and Euphonium Ensembles Concert in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. The event is free and open to the public. 

The concert will feature the full 23-member UCA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble (also known as the Tuba-Euphonium Krewe) and the newly formed Basso Gruppetto. The Basso Gruppetto is a smaller eight-to 10-member ensemble that performs music that is often more difficult to play and is better suited for fewer players.

The large ensemble has 20 music majors and three non-majors. Jonathan Huggins, a freshman from North Little Rock; Abagail Claussen, a freshman from Maumelle; and Grayson Mixon, a freshman from Cabot, are the non-music majors.

The Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles will perform a variety of works that have all been composed or arranged by Dr. Gail Robertson, UCA assistant professor of tuba and euphonium/jazz.

The program will include “Harry Potter’s Tuba Escapade,” “America the Beautiful,” “From Russia with Love” from the James Bond movie, and a space medley that includes the music from “Superman,” “The Black Hole, “Star Trek,” “Star Wars” and “E.T.”

Also performed will be original compositions that Robertson wrote for the ensemble, such as “In a Funk” and “Okto Flourish.” “America the Beautiful” will be conducted by senior music education major Caleb Taylor from Fort Smith.

For more information, contact Robertson at [email protected] or 501.450.5760.