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Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 8:00pm

Free admission

The Tuba Euphonium Ensemble presents its annual Halloween concert, full of costumes, spooky music, and Halloween fun! The program features a tuba euphonium transcription of the The Devil Went Down to Georgia with faculty violinist James Lyon, narrated by Greg Drane. The ensemble is coached and conducted by Velvet Brown.

The euphonium quartet "fIVe" will also be featured. This gifted ensemble of Penn State music students was invited to perform at the world-famous Fishcoff International Chamber Music competition in May, 2013.

This concert is also available through live streaming video at the Penn State School of Music.

Program Highlights

Allerseelen ♦ Richard Strauss

Finlandia ♦ Jean Sibelius (with faculty member Dan C. Armstrong, timpani)

The Devil Went Down to Georgia ♦ Charlie Daniels Band

The ensemble will also perform music by David Uber, Stephen Bulla, Jesse Ayers, and Skip Gray.

The Penn State Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, formed in the fall of 1987, has achieved success performing regionally and nationally. The group performs outstanding traditional, contemporary, and popular literature composed or transcribed for the tuba/euphonium ensemble. This highly select ensemble includes the finest euphonium and tuba players on campus, chosen by audition. The group has garnered praise for many featured performances, including The Early Show; the 1995, 2006, and 2008 International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences; several appearances at the New York Brass Conference with featured soloists Brian Bowman and Toby Hanks; the 2004 Army Tuba Euphonium Conference with soloist Roger Behrend; the Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Conference; and with soloist Neal Corwell. The ensemble also enjoys performing for many University functions, presenting public school concerts and entertaining at various off-campus venues. Currently directed by Velvet Brown, previous directors include Mark Lusk, Martin Erickson, and Jeff Parker.fiVe

FiVe: Euphonium students Drew Bonner, Luke Gall, Mitchell Mest, and Brian Sugrue.