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10th Annual Octubafest Concert: The UNCP Tuba Euphonium Ensemble

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke

Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

 Join us for the 10th Annual Octubafest, presented by the UNCP Tuba Euphonium Ensemble, in a performance you won’t want to miss! Free and open to the public, our evening of German fun includes traditional German favorites such as In Ein Hofbrau Haus, as well as new music for low brass. Dr. Hersey will give a solo performance, and as always, we welcome students and performers of all ages to join us on stage for our final number. Parts are available for tuba and euphonium in bass and treble clef, email Dr. Hersey for assistance.

 

Matthew Murchison, Euphonium Guest Artist

Masterclass 10:10-11:00 AM

Friday, October 28, 2016

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke

Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Matthew enjoys a varied career as a performer, composer, arranger, educator, conductor, and producer. Matthew has been called “one of the finest players of his (or any) generation.” He has also been called other things which should not be repeated here. Matthew was a member of River City Brass in Pittsburgh, PA from 2002-2015 and was the principal solo euphonium for the last nine of those years. Matthew is a founding member of the River Bottom Quartet, whose debut CD “In Too Deep” was released in 2013. Matthew also founded The Matt Murchison Mutiny, a group committed to “music without boundaries and entertainment without pandering.” The group performs original works as well as a variety of music from Aaron Copland to Elvis Costello, from Regina Spektor to Broadway. As a brass musician Matthew plays euphonium, tuba, and trumpet. He is a published and commissioned composer and arranger. Matthew has served as producer for CD recordings and can be heard on solo, chamber, large ensemble, and rock band albums. He has also been hired to write jokes and perform as the emcee for concerts. Matthew has performed solo and chamber music concerts all across the United States, and has been pleased to be able to perform with groups such as the Pittsburgh Symphony, Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the Dallas Wind Symphony. In 2009, Matthew gave the premiere of his piece “Moonfall” with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” in Washington, DC. His solo performances with the River City Brass have been broadcast across the country through WQED Pittsburgh, where Matthew has been featured on “Performance in Pittsburgh.” Matthew is a regularly featured performer at regional, national, and international conferences and has served on adjudication panels for international composition and performance competitions. As a member of the award-winning River Bottom Quartet, Matthew has performed as the opening act for the world-renowned Emerson String Quartet. Matthew’s interest in a variety of music means that he’s performed in bars, concert halls, and for tens-of –thousands of slightly buzzed onlookers as part of Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Cimarron Music Press and Potenza Music publish some of Matthew’s original compositions for euphonium, while others may be obtained only after completing a series of magical quests. Matthew self-publishes some of his work though his Bandcamp website. Recent performances of his works have taken place across the US as well as in Japan and Portugal. He released his solo CD entitled “Everyone But Me” in 2003 on his own Mulholland Records and Music label. Matthew performs exclusively on the XO euphonium. 

 

Chamber Music Evening, featuring Tuba Euphonium Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, November 10, 2016, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke

Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Come hear the UNC Pembroke Tuba Choir, Euphonium Choir, and Quartets, Trios, and Duos as the music department celebrates with an evening of chamber music from across the instrumental program.

 

 

10th Annual UNCP TubaChristmas Celebration!

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:30-8:00 PM Performance (7:00PM Set-up)

Dr. Joanna Ross Hersey, Director

Outside, on the South side of Givens Performing Arts Center, UNC Pembroke

Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

All are welcome to come and participate in this special World Wide event, TubaChristmas!  Begun by tuba legend Harvey Phillips, TubaChristmas events happen across the world during the holiday season, to celebrate the festive time of year and for low brass players to have the opportunity of performing the melodies of their favorite carols.  We will sight-read holiday carols from 7:30-8:00PM for the crowd coming to hear the Music Department Holiday Extravaganza, so bring a horn, music is provided or bring your own, we will perform from the TubaChristmas books. Dress for outside performance, decorate yourself and your instrument accordingly, and please join us for the 8PM concert inside GPAC after our performance.  There is no fee to perform, all ages and levels welcome. Contact Dr. Hersey for more info, joanna.hersey@uncp.edu.

 

 

Spring Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Concert: April in Paris

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6:00 PM *note the earlier concert time

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke

Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Join the UNCP Tuba Euphonium Ensemble in our spring concert, featuring music from Paris and across France!  Dr. Hersey will give a solo performance World Premiere of music by Nadia Boulanger, in addition to music of Debussy, Rameau, Berlioz and more. Reception to follow.

 

Chamber Music Evening, featuring Tuba Euphonium Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 7:30 PM

Moore Hall Auditorium, UNC Pembroke

Free Parking and admission, no tickets required.

Come hear the UNC Pembroke Tuba Choir, Euphonium Choir, and Quartets, Trios, and Duos as the music department celebrates with an evening of chamber music from across the instrumental program.

 

 

 

 

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