Tuba Duet Recital: Tom Holtz and Joanna Hersey
Saturday, January 25th, 7:30PM
MOORE HALL AUDITORIUM
FREE ADMISSION, NO TICKET REQUIRED
A native of Geneseo, Illinois, Tom Holtz received his Bachelor of Music degree in 1991 from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. While at ASU, Tom was Sousaphone Section Leader of the of the Sun Devil Marching Band, where he performed with Dr. Hersey, and they have been lifelong friends ever since. Soon after completing his undergraduate work, he began his position as a tubist with "The President's Own" United States Marine Band in Washington, D.C. He is also an active freelance musician in both classical and jazz venues. Tom is a regular member of the Last Chance Jazz Band and Big Bertha's Rhythm Kings, and has been a featured soloist with the University of Maryland Jazz Ensemble. He has performed with a diverse range of groups in the Baltimore/D.C./Annapolis area, including the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, the Federal Jazz Commission, the Handel Choir of Baltimore, and local Oktoberfest favorite Heimat Echo. Tom is a regular performer with Off Bass Brass, the tuba euphonium quartet whose recent compact disc Knock Yourself Out features music of Brian Balmages, Alexander Glazunov and Franz Biebl, and can be purchased from Amazon.com and Itunes.
You are again invited to participate in one of the many TubaChristmas concerts presented throughout the world. TubaChristmas was conceived in 1974 as a tribute to the late artist/teacher William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell we reflect on our heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacy has given us high performance standards, well structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists. The first TubaChristmas took place in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974. Today, thousands of musicians gather across the world to celebrate our instruments and the joy of the season.
Here at UNCP we gather outside to perform traditional carols and songs of the season, filling the campus with music. All are welcome to bring an instrument and join in, registration is free, or to come and listen. There is no rehearsal before our event, come ready to perform at 5:00PM, dressed for outdoor performance. For more information, please contact Dr. Hersey. We hope to see you there!
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