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  • Location:
    Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Date:
    Saturday, December 9, 2017
  • Time:
    4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Event Description


Enjoy the 35th annual performance of Tuba Christmas!

A mass low-brass choir of 150+ tuba and euphonium players of all ages and abilities will perform traditional Christmas carols with an enthusiastic audience sing-along. The resulting rich, resonant sound is like no other and should not be missed. TUBACHRISTMAS was started in 1974 by tuba great Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his mentor, the legendary tuba player and teacher William J. Bell. The first TUBACHRISTMAS took place in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink. The music performed at TUBACHRISTMAS was arranged by Rochester-born composer Alec Wilder, whose many solo and ensemble compositions for tuba and euphonium show a great effort to improve the literature and public image of these often underappreciated instruments. 2017 marks the 44th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts, which are now presented in 290 cities worldwide. TUBACHRISTMAS was brought to Rochester in the early 1980s by local tuba player Joe Baker. It was conducted for many years by his teacher, Glenn K. Call, mesmerizing audiences at Midtown Plaza and Hochstein Performance Hall. Now we have a new home for this great Rochester holiday tradition in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre.

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