Performances and Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

 

 December 1-3, 2017

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


 December 6, 2017
  • Pinnacle Brass Quintet – Faulkner County Library

7:00pm Concert


December 16, 2017

  • Orlando TUBACHRISTMAS

Winter Park, Florida (Band Shell on Park Avenue and Canton Street)

Bring a folding chair, a music stand and wind clips for this outdoor concert

Registration opens at 9am

Rehearsal 10-11:30am

Concert is at 1pm and is FREE


December 21, 2017 – MIDWEST CLINIC

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

MIDWEST CLINIC LINK

8am – McCormick Place (visit site for more details)


 January 25, 2018 – Faculty Recital – Dr. Gail Robertson 
  • University of Central Arkansas – Conway, AR
  • Dr. Kazuo Murakami (piano) and Dr. Jackie Lamar (saxophone)
  • Snow Fine Arts – 7:30pm

February 23-25, 2018

Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (Euphonium and Tuba) – Little Rock, AR

The Planets, Gustav Holst (Euphonium) Also sprach Zarathustra, Richard Strauss (Tuba)

  • Robinson Center
  • 426 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72203

March 2-3, 2018

  • Oklahoma City University
  • Guest Artist with Dr. Justin Cook, Asst. Trombone Professor – UCA
  • Hosted by Ryan Robinson, Tuba

March 13, 2018

  • Dr. Alexander Lapins (tuba) – Guest Artist at UCA
  • 7:30pm Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall
  • FREE

March 18-26, 2018 Florida State Solo & Ensemble Festival

  • Dr. Robertson will serve as the Low Brass Judge in all 3 regions
  • South – J.I. Leonard High School – Palm Beach, FL
  • Central – Lake Nona High School – Orlando, FL
  • North – Buchholz High School – Gainesville, FL

April 6-7, 2018 – University of Northern Iowa – Low Brass Day
  • Guest Artist/Clinician – Cedar Falls, IA
  • 2-day residency (Recital and Masterclass)
  • hosted by Dr. Jesse Orth, Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium

April 12-15, 2018

  • 3rd Annual UCA Low Brass Spring Fling
  • Featuring David Zerkel (tuba) Professor of Tuba, Univ. of Georgia – Athens

December 17-20, 2018 – SPRING CONCERT

  • The Brass Band of Battle Creek
  • Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce
  • 7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan

 


 

PAST EVENTS


November 18-19, 2017

  • UCA 2nd Annual Low Brass Day with guest artist Phil Sinder (tuba) and Ava Ordmand (trombone)

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall                                                                                November 13 – Evening Recital                                                                       November 14 – all day events for area students and band directors

(contact us for information:  grobertson@uca.edu )


Octuba 24, 2017

  • OCTUBAFEST Recital (featuring solos and chamber ensembles performed by UCA students)

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE


Octuba 27, 2017

  • TUBAWEEN CONCERT – Featuring the UCA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE!


October 29, 2017

  • 3nd Annual Toad Suck Buck OCTUBAFEST

3pm Concert at Toad Suck Buck’s River Restaurant and Retreat


October 18, 2017  Hendrix College

  • Guest Speaker/Performer – Conway, AR
  • Popular Music, Jazz, Spirituality, and Engaged Citizenship
  • with Dr. John Krebs and Dr. Jay McDaniel

September 20-24, 2017

“Tuba and Euphonium Concert” with Ed Mallett, Phil Sinder, and Chuck Guy.

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival brings world class concert events to Big Rapids. The Festival continues to bring some of the finest musical talents from our community, the state of Michigan and from across the country to present six weeks of unique concerts, educational programs for our students, and community outreach events available to all. 

Big Rapids High School Auditorium


August 10-15, 2017 – Leonard Falcone Euphonium and Tuba Festival 
  • Featured Artists – SymbiosisDuo (Dr. Gail Robertson and Dr. Stacy Baker)
  • Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp – Twin Lake, MI
  • (World premiere Twin Lake Reflections by Eric Knechtges with Dr. Stacy Baker (tuba), and the Blue Lake Festival Band (Dr. Joseph Manfredo, director)

 July 4-5, 2017

Blossom Festival Band/The Cleveland Orchestra
  • (Principal Euphonium) – Cleveland, OH (2017)
  • Loras Schissel – Music Director

Guest Recital “Under the Dome” – Gail Robertson (2017)

  • Solo Recital
  • First United Methodist – Conway, AR
  • Dr. Kazuo Murakami (piano), Dr. Jackie Lamar (saxophone), and Mariana Aun (marimba)

University of Memphis – Memphis, TN (2017)

  • Featured Soloist – Solo Recital
  • Dr. Kazuo Murakami (piano)

Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band – Featured Soloist (2017)

  • Westby, WI and Des Moines, IA
  • Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms by Simone Mantia

 Hendrix College Wind Ensemble (2017)
  • Featured Soloist – Conway, AR
  • (Midnight Euphonium by Geof Richards) (Dr. Gretchen Renshaw, director)

North American Saxophone Alliance – Region IV (2017)

  • Featured Duo (Euphonium, Saxophone, and Band)
  • (A New Carnival by Yasuhide Ito) with Dr. Jackie Lamar (saxophone) and the Oklahoma State University Symphonic Band – Stillwater, OK

University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble (2017)

  • Featured Duo – Springdale, AR
  • (A New Carnival by Yasuhide Ito) with Dr. Jackie Lamar (Dr. Ricky Brooks, director)

February 27, 2017

  • Pinnacle Brass Quintet – Recital
  • Snow Fine Arts – 7:30pm Concert

February 24, 2017 

  • Northern Kentucky University – Guest Artist/Clinician – Cincinnati, OH
  • World premiere of Headspace (for euphonium and live electronics) by Dr. Eric Knechtges

February 21, 2017

  • Faculty Recital – Gail Robertson and Kazuo Murakami (piano)
  • Snow Fine Arts – 7:30pm

February 13-15, 2017

  • UCA 2nd Annual Spring Fling
  • Guest Artists: Jerry Young (tuba) and Barbara Young (piano)
  • Snow Fine Arts – 7:30pm

December 17, 2016

  • Orlando TUBACHRISTMAS

Winter Park, Florida (Band Shell on Park Avenue and Canton Street)

Bring a folding chair, a music stand and wind clips for this outdoor concert

Registration opens at 9am

Rehearsal 10-11:30am

Concert is at 1pm and is FREE


December 3-5, 2016

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


November 18-19, 2016

  • UCA 2nd Annual Low Brass Day with guest artist Neal Corwell (euphonium)

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall                                                                                November 13 – Evening Recital                                                                       November 14 – all day events for area students and band directors

(contact us for information:  grobertson@uca.edu )


 October 29, 2016
  • 2nd Annual Toad Suck Buck OCTUBAFEST

3pm Concert at Toad Suck Buck’s River Restaurant and Retreat

11 Roaring River Loop
Houston, AR 72070
ph: 501-759-2067


Octuba 24, 2016

  • Octubafest Recital (featuring solos and chamber ensembles performed by UCA students)

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE


Octuba 27, 2016

  • TUBAWEEN CONCERT – Featuring the UCA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE!


October 5-9, 2016

“Tuba and Euphonium Concert” with Ed Mallett, Phil Sinder, and Chuck Guy.

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival brings world class concert events to Big Rapids. The Festival continues to bring some of the finest musical talents from our community, the state of Michigan and from across the country to present six weeks of unique concerts, educational programs for our students, and community outreach events available to all. 

Big Rapids High School Auditorium


 August 5-6, 2016

  • Brass Band of Battle Creek Youth Brass Band – Battle Creek, MI

Euphonium Clinician


June 9-11, 2016

  • Brass Band of Battle Creek Youth Brass Band – Battle Creek, MI

Euphonium Clinician


 June 5-8, 2016

Euphonium

8:00 pm: Evening Concert
Monarch Brass
Sharp Theater, The Juilliard School 


May 29-June 5, 2016

Wednesday, June 1 – 5:45 – R.S.V.B. Quartet (with Dr. Stacy Baker, Lauren Veronie-Curran, and Dr. Deanna Swoboda) (Clarence Brown Theatre)

Thursday, June 2 – 3:15 – Young Artist Euphonium Finalists – Clinician (Choral Rehearsal Room)

Friday, June 3 – 9am – Panel Discussion: Building Versatility and Getting Your First College Teaching Job (with Gretchen Renshaw and others) (Orchestra Rehearsal Room)

Friday, June 3 – 5:45 – SymbiosisDuo (Clarence Brown Theatre)

ITEC Schedule


May 19-22, 2016

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


 May 7-16, 2016

  • Artist in Residence – Jeju, South Korea

Korea International School, Jeju

Hosted by Eric Bottorff

More info to come!


April 21, 2016

Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. •  Second Presbyterian Church
Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Dimitri Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture
Aaron Copland: El Salón México
Paul Hindemith: “March” from Symphonic Metamorphoses
Matthew Nunes: Concerto for Euphonium   World Premiere
     Gail Robertson, euphonium
Johann Strauss, Jr: Thunder and Lightning Polka
Second Presbyterian Church
600 Pleasant Valley Drive
Little RockAR, 72227
501-227-0000

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April 5-9, 2016

Tenor Tuba (euphonium)

 The Sarasota Ballet is celebrating our 25th Anniversary Season with an exhilarating repertoire, including works by some of the great masters of ballet. Under the leadership of Director Iain Webb, The Sarasota Ballet has grown to national and international recognition.
Friday, April 8, 2016      7:30pm
Saturday, April 9, 2016      2pm and 7:30pm
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 
777 N. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL – United States

April 4-5, 2016

  • 1st Annual UCA Low Brass Spring Fling

Scott Watson – featured tuba artist

1:30-2:30 Masterclass

7:30pm Concert


March 29, 2016

Featured Soloist at Carnegie Hall with the Purdue University Wind Ensemble (Jay Gephart – director)

New York “Sounds of Spring” International Music Festival

Up All Night – Eric Knechtges

8pm Concert


March 9, 2016

  • Eric Ewazen Composer in Residence at UCA

Faculty Recital

7:30pm Concert – Snow Fine Arts


March 2, 2016

  • UCA Tuba-Euphonium Ensembles Concert

7:30pm Concert – Snow Fine Arts


February 22, 2016

  • Low Brass Clinic – Butler University

Hosted by Melissa Williams


February 18-19, 2016

  • Featured Soloist with the Purdue University Wind Ensemble – Jay Gephart (director)

Up All Night – Eric Knechtges


February 15, 2016

  • Combined Low Brass and Percussion Concert – Jonesboro Performing Arts Center

7:00pm Concert


February 7, 2106

  • Conway Composers Guild – First United Methodist Church – Conway, Arkansas

Duet with Gail (euphonium), Dr. Gretchen Renshaw (tuba) and Dr. Paul Dickinson (piano)

Cling – Ryan Key


February 4, 2016

Featured Soloist with the UCA Wind Ensemble (Dr. Ricky Brooks – Director) – Bryant High School – Arkansas

Valtzz! – Charles Booker


January 26, 2016

  • Faculty Recital – Gail Robertson and Kazuo Murakami (piano)

Concertino for Euphonium and Band – Scott Irvine (premier of piano rendition)

Mission Red – Michael Davis

Morceau de Concert – J. G. Pennequin

Concerto for Tromba in F – Amilcare Ponchielli

Valtzz! – Charles Booker (premier of piano rendition)


December 12, 2015

  • Orlando TUBACHRISTMAS

Winter Park, Florida (Band Shell on Park Avenue and Canton Street)

Bring a folding chair, a music stand and wind clips for this outdoor concert

Registration opens at 9am

Rehearsal 10-11:30am

Concert is at 1pm and is FREE


December 11-12, 2015

  • District VI Jazz Festival (1st Jazz Band) – Harrison, Arkansas

Jazz Clinician/Conductor/Artist


December 3-5, 2015

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


November 30, 2015

  • Pinnacle Brass Quintet – Faulkner County Library

7:00pm Concert


November 19, 2015

  • Pinnacle Brass Quintet – Hendrixs College

7:30pm Concert


November 12-14, 2015

  • UCA 2nd Annual Low Brass Day with guest artists Willie Clark (tuba) and Barbara York (composer/pianist)!
  • The UCA Tuba-Euphonium Krewe commissioned and premiered a new work for Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble by Barbara York Shades of Purple.”

University of Central Arkansas                                                                                 Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall                                                                                November 13 – Evening Recital                                                                       November 14 – all day events for area students and band directors

(contact us for information:  grobertson@uca.edu )


 Octuba 29, 2015

  • TUBAWEEN CONCERT – Featuring the UCA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble with guest artists Marty Erickson (tuba) and Nick Keelan (trombone/sackbut) and lots of OCTUBAFEST favorites!!!!

University of Central Arkansas                                                                          Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE!


Octuba 27, 2015

  • Octubafest Recital (featuring solos and chamber ensembles performed by UCA students)

University of Central Arkansas                                                                           Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE


October 10, 2015

  • 1st Annual Toad Suck Buck OCTUBAFEST

2pm Concert at Toad Suck Buck’s River Restaurant and Retreat

11 Roaring River Loop
Houston, AR 72070
ph: 501-759-2067


September 14-21, 2015

  • R.S.V.B. Tuba-Euphonium Quartet (with Lauren Veronie-Curran, Dr, Stacy Baker, and Dr. Deanna Swoboda) – Arizona State University

Hosted by Dr. Deanna Swoboda

Tuba/Euphonium Master classes and new recording to be released May 2016!


September 9-13, 2015

“Tuba and Euphonium Concert” with Ed Mallett, Phil Sinder, and Chuck Guy.

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival brings world class concert events to Big Rapids. The Festival continues to bring some of the finest musical talents from our community, the state of Michigan and from across the country to present six weeks of unique concerts, educational programs for our students, and community outreach events available to all. 

Big Rapids High School Auditorium


August 2-8, 2015

Dr. Brent Shires (Assistant Professor of Horn – University of Central Arkansas) and Gail collaborated and formed a new horn and euphonium DUO and commissioned Barbara York to compose a new work for this event!

“Memories of Things Both Lost and Found” – “This piece is a commentary on the transient nature of all things. Youth, fame and fortune, success, passion, romance, all are fleeting and insubstantial – illusion in a sense. The memories rise and fall from the mists of consciousness, fragmentary, unfinished until nothing remains but a pulsating movement through light.” – Barbara York


August 1-3, 2015

Euphoniumist (with Earle Louder)

The New Sousa Band, begun in 1979, is a realization of director Keith Brion’s dream to reincarnate the Sousa Band and once again tour America’s towns and cities. The musicians of the New Sousa Band are chosen for their ability to transmit the original style, spirit and ensemble sound of Sousa’s Band. They are selected from major orchestras, military bands, university faculties and freelance musicians. The band wears authentic replicas of the original Sousa Band uniforms. Keith Brion and his New Sousa Band are officially and exclusively endorsed by John Philip Sousa, Inc., John Philip Sousa IV, President.


June 29-July 1, 2015

Euphonium Clinician/Artist

Developed over a 25-year period, the ABC program first emerged in 1989 as a 4-year undergraduate curriculum, which had evolved from a series of courses entitled “Band Director Prep.” Simultaneously, ABC Summer for band directors was launched as a means of bringing the world’s most outstanding teachers to Ashland, Oregon.


June 7-14, 2015

A Southern Tradition since 1937! Held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.

Euphonium Clinician


June 4-6, 2015

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


May 25-27, 2015

  • Monarch Brass Performance – International Trumpet Guild

Dr. Mallory Thompson, Music Director                                                     Columbus, Ohio – St. Patrick’s Church


 March 19-21, 2015

Hosted by the University of Central Arkansas

Conference hosts:

Dr. Gail Robertson – University of Central Arkansas

Dr. Kevin Sanders – University of Memphis

Christian Carichner – Iowa State University

Guest Artists (subject to change)

Dr. Brian Bowman – University of North Texas

Dr. Lee Harrelson – Fountain City Brass Band

Dr. Robert Benson – Adrian College

Dr. Nate Gay – Missouri Western State University

Dr. Brian Gallion – South East Louisiana State University

Joe Sellmansberger – Mid-South Music

Dr. Richard Perry – University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Kevin Wass – Texas Tech University

Dr. Ben Pierce – University of Arkansas

Dr. Ed Owen – Arkansas State University

Don Little – University of North Texas

Dr. John Mueller – University of Memphis

Raul Rodriguez – Texas State University

Dr. Richard Demy – Ophicleide Soloist

Dr. Jarrod Williams – The United States Naval Academy Band

Todd Cranson – Henderson State University

Dr. Chris McGinty – North Texas Euphonium Quartet

Dr. Daniel Chapa – North Texas Euphonium Quartet

Geoff Durbin – North Texas Euphonium Quartet

Luke Gail – North Texas Euphonium Quartet

Dr. Joe Skillen – Louisiana State University

Bill Waterman – University of Tennessee at Martin

Dr. Patrick Rettger – Jackson State University

Dr. Jeremy Crawford – University of Iowa

Daniel Frost – tuba

Gennie Clarkson – tuba

Jesse Orth – tuba

Dr. Matthew Stratton – University of Tennessee at Martin

Dr. Mike Forbes – Sotto Voce

Dr. Kendal Prinz – Northwest Missouri State University

David Fedderly – Baltimore Symphony – ret.

Dr. Laura Potter – Dickinson State University

Dr. Jeremy Lewis – West Texas A&M University

Tom Stein – University of Missouri – Kansas City

Dr. Scott Roeder – University of Texas – Pan American

Dr. Ben Miles – Middle Tennessee State University

Charles Villarrubia -University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Matt Stratton – Olivet Nazarene University

Steve Kunzer – Oklahoma State University

Dr. Kent Eshelman – Baylor University

Dr. Dan Sipes – Texas A&M University Corpus Christi

Dr. Joe Alexander – Louisiana Tech University

Dr. Justin Benavidez – Texas A&M Kingsville

Dr. Angelo Manzo – University of Missouri

Dr. Steven Maxwell – Kansas State University

Dr. J.D. Salas – Stephen F. Austin University

Dr. Micah Everett – University of Mississippi

Dr. Chris Combest – Southeast Indiana University

Dr. Chris Vivio – Austin Peay State University

Lance LaDuke – Carnegie Mellon University

Don Palmire – Pershing’s Own Army Band

Andrew Hitz – George Mason University

Sam Pilafian – University of Miami and Boston Brass

Dr. Patrick Nyren – 1st Armored Division Band – U.S. Army

Dr. Matthew Mirales – Cameron University

Dr. Demondrae Thurman – Samford University

Rhythm and Brass

“Beyond Category” was a term the great Duke Ellington used as the highest form of praise for those artists who transcended normal boundaries. Since their inaugural season in 1993, Rhythm & Brasshas lived up to the ideal of a musical presentation that is not bound by time, geography or culture. With the unique ability to incorporate influences as divergent as Josquin Des Prez, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, Johann Sebastian Bach, and, of course, Duke Ellington, Rhythm & Brass searches for the commonality in these influences and fearlessly weaves them all into a single concert experience.

SCRTEC Orchestral Low Brass Section

An All-Star assembly of some of the greatest low brass players and teachers in the country.

Trombones and Tuba: 

Jim Albrecht – Asst. Professor of Trombone – University of Akron

Kirk Ferguson – Asst. Principal Trombone – Milwaukee Symphony

Nick Schwartz – Bass Trombone – NYC Ballet Orchestra

Dennis Nulty – Principal Tuba – Detroit Symphony

Competitions

  • Solo Artist Euphonium
  • Solo Artist Tuba
  • Young Artist Euphonium
  • Young Artist Tuba
  • Mock Orchestra Tuba
  • Mock Band Euphonium
  • Mock Band Tuba
  • Chamber Ensemble
  • Tuba Ensemble  – * New 2015!
  • Call for Scores – Music Composition Competition * New 2015!

January 22-24, 2015

Join Dr. Gail Robertson, Dr. Stacy Baker, and Hyekyung Lee for their conference session on Low Brass

Techniques and more!

DeVos Place and Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

Grand Rapids, Michigan


December 20, 2014

  • Orlando TUBACHRISTMAS

Winter Park, Florida (Band Shell on Park Avenue and Canton Street)

Bring a folding chair, a music stand and wind clips for this outdoor concert

Registration opens at 9am

Rehearsal 10-11:30am

Concert is at 1pm and is FREE


December 6, 2014

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


 November 14 – 15, 2014

  • LOW BRASS DAY featuring SymbiosisDuo – Dr. Stacy Baker,  Dr. Gail Robertson, and Alex Thio

University of Central Arkansas

Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

November 14 – Evening Recital

November 15 – all day events for area students and band directors

(contact us for information:  grobertson@uca.edu )


 Octuba 30, 2014

  • TUBAWEEN CONCERT – Featuring the UCA Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble with James Bond favorites!!!!

University of Central Arkansas

Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE and wear your best 007 gear!


Octuba 28, 2014

  • Octubafest Recital (featuring solos and chamber ensembles performed by UCA students)

University of Central Arkansas

Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall

7:30pm FREE


September 27, 2014

  • “Pines of Rome” with the Boston Symphony

Link to radio broadcast: http://www.bso.org/brands/bso/media/concert-broadcast-streams.aspx


September 25, 2014

  • Tuba and Euphonium Masterclass at Boston University hosted by Mike Roylance – Principal Tuba, Boston Symphony

September 17-21, 2014

  • TubaBach Festival “Tuba and Euphonium Concert” with Ed Mallett, Phil Sinder, and Chuck Guy

Big Rapids, Michigan

Big Rapids High School Auditorium

6pm on September 21, 2014


 September 11, 2014

7:30pm

Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall


May 4, 2014

“Euphers Away … musically celebrating the life and times of Earle Louder”

Please join us for a world premier of the DUET version of Fantasia di Concerto – by Ed. Boccolari!!!

Peter LaRue, director

Venue: Lexington Opera House

3pm concert

Lexington, Kentucky


May 17, 2014

The Brass Band of Battle Creek – Spring Concert

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC)

May 19 – 24, 2014

Please join us at this amazing event as we premier several NEWLY commissioned works by Jim Self, T. O. Sterrett, Chris Sharp, Franz Cibulka.

More Details about performance dates and times to come!

Indiana University – Bloomington, Indiana, hosted by Dan Perantoni

Link to the conference website ITEC 2014

Tentative Program:

SymbiosisDuo: Gail Robertson (euphonium), Stacy Baker (tuba),

Eunbyol Ko (piano), Deborah Eastwood (trumpet) with friends Adam Clark (piano), and Brian Mason (drumset) 

*Intrepideedoodah (2013)  Jim Self  (b. 1943)

for Trumpet, Euphonium, Tuba and Piano

 

*Wallstreet (2013) Franz Cibulka (b. 1946)

Studie for Euphonium, Tuba, Piano and Drumset

Adam Clark, piano

Brian Mason, drumset

 

*Kentucky Delights (2014) T.O. Sterrett  (b. 1953)

I. Sunrise in Possum Trot

II. Twilight in Brightshade

III. Moonrise in Blue Diamond

*world premier

 

I am delighted that wo of my new compositions will be premiered at this event!

In a Funk – Beautiful Souls Quartet (Jamie Lipton and Gail Robertson (euphoniums) and Beth Mitchell and Deanna Swoboda (tubas)

Okto Flourish – Brass Band of Battle Creek Octet (Steven Mead, Ben Pierce, Gail Robertson, Demondrae Thurman (euphoniums) and Marty Erickson, Les Neish, Phil Sinder, Dave Zerkel (tubas)

 


INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S BRASS CONFERENCE (IWBC)

June 4-8, 2014

As featured artists, SymbiosisDuo will be performing at this wonderful gathering of musicians and friends.  Gail, Stacy, and Deb will also be performing with the Athena Brass Band!

More details to come!

University of Northern Kentucky, hosted by Raquel Rodriquez

Link to the conference website (IWBC 2014)

Tentative Program:

SymbiosisDuo: Gail Robertson (euphonium), Stacy Baker (tuba),

Eunbyol Ko (piano), Deborah Eastwood (trumpet), with friends Adam Clark (piano), and Brian Mason (drumset)

IWBC 2014 program 

Intrepideedoodah (2013) Jim Self  (b. 1943)

for Trumpet, Euphonium, Tuba and Piano

 

Wallstreet (2013) Franz Cibulka  (b. 1946)

Studie für Euphonium, Tuba, Klavier und Drumset

Adam Clark, piano

Brian Mason, drumset

 

Kentucky Delights T.O. Sterrett  (b. 1953)

I. Sunrise in Possum Trot

II. Twilight in Brightshade

III. Moonrise in Blue Diamond

 

*All Strung Out: Charles Gounod (1685-1750) arr. Chris Sharp

Funeral March of a Marionette

Élégie Jules Massenet  (1842-1912)

arr. Gail Robertson

NapoliVariations on a Neopolitan Song Herman Bellstedt  (1858-1926)

arr. Gail Robertson

*world premier


June 5, 2014

Monarch Brass (the International Women’s Brass Conference Brass Ensemble)

Festive Overture   ………………………………………….….  D. Shostakovich  (1906-1975) arr. Tim Northcut

The Face of Water   ……………..………………………………….. Marilyn Shrude (b. 1946)

Karitas Habundat (antiphon)……………..…….……..….  Hildegard von Bingen (1098–1179) trans. Phil Snedecor

Elizabeth Freimuth, Elizabeth Porter, SSG Rebecca McLaughlin, horns 

“Como poden per sas culpas” from Cantigas de Santa Maria…….…. Alfonso X (1221–1284) arr. Phil Snedecor

Theresa Hanebury, SGM Virginia Turner, Piccolo trumpets 

An American in Paris…………………………………………. George Gershwin (1898–1937) arr. Michael Allen

 

Intermission

 

“Gathering of the Armies on the River Scheldt” from Lohengrin……………..Richard Wagner (1813–1883) arr. Jay Friedman

“Nessun dorma” from Turandot………………………….……Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) arr. Joel Brown

Ava Ordman, trombone 

Concert Etude, op. 49……………………………………..Alexander Goedicke (1877–1957) arr. Michael Allen

     Judy Saxton, MSgt Susan Rider, Lauraine Carpenter, Stacy Simpson, trumpets 

Hope…………………………………………………………………Dorothy Gates (b. 1966)

I. Conflict

II. Despair

III. Hope      

MONARCH PERSONNEL

TRUMPET 

Lauraine Carpenter  Principal Trumpet the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, Adjunct Professor of Trumpet,

Bowling Green State University

Dr. Amy K. Cherry  Assistant Professor of Music, Western Carolina University

Lauren Ewing  Freelance Trumpet, Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA

Amy Gilreath  Stiletto Brass Quintet, Professor of Trumpet Illinois State University

Theresa Hanebury  Ambient Brass, Trumpet , Houston Ballet,  Music Librarian, Houston Ballet

Dr. Cathy Leach  Stiletto Brass Quintet, University of TN Professor of Trumpet,

Principal Trumpet Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (retired)

MSgt Susan M. Rider  Member “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band

Judy Saxton  Trumpet Artist Faculty ‐  UNC School of the Arts;  Eastern Music Festival:

Associate Principal Trumpet

Stacy Simpson  Professor of Trumpet at Bellarmine University, Lead Trumpet at Derby Dinner Playhouse

SGM Ginger Turner  Trumpet and Element Leader The United States Army Field Band

FRENCH HORN 

Dr. Rose French Horn Faculty at Grand Canyon University, Founder, Mill Ave Chamber Players

Elizabeth Freimuth Principal Horn, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Nancy Joy  New Mexico State University, Associate Professor of Horn,

Principal Horn Las Cruces Symphony; 2nd Horn El Paso Symphony & Opera Orchestra.

Amy Lassiter  Fourth horn Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

SSG Rebecca McLaughlin  The United States Army Field Band, horn section member

Elizabeth Porter  Acting Assistant Principal/Utility horn, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

Misty Tolle  Stiletto Brass Quintet

TROMBONE 

Nicole Abissi  Trombone, Stiletto Brass Quintet, Freelance musician, Atlanta

Natalie Mannix  Trombone, Delaware Symphony, Assistant Professor of Trombone, Towson University

Ava Ordman  Associate Professor of Trombone, Michigan State University Principal Trombone, Lansing Symphony Orchestra

Debra Taylor  Principal Trombone, New Mexico Philharmonic

Rachel Thomas  2nd trombone, Kitchener‐Waterloo Symphony

BASS TROMBONE 

Isabelle Lavoie  Freelance Bass Trombonist, Toronto

Julia McIntyre  Principal Bass Trombone, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Euphonium 

SFC Lauren Curran   Euphonium, The United States Army Field Band

Dr. Gail Robertson  Part‐time Lecturer‐Artist/Teacher of Tuba and Euphonium ‐ Eastern Michigan University and SymbiosisDuo

Tuba 

Dr. Stacy Baker  Professor of Music, Tuba/Euphonium, Morehead State University and SymbiosisDuo

Velvet Brown  Professor of Music‐ The Pennsylvania State University, Stiletto Brass Quintet,

Gravity Jazz Ensemble, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra

Dr. Joanna Hersey   Principal Tuba, Carolina Philharmonic, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium,

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

PERCUSSION 

Erica Drake  Freelance Percussionist

Sheila Klotz  Executive Officer, 249th Army Band, Morgantown West Virginia.  Lighthouse Baptist Church Music Director.

TIMPANI 

SSG Sidonie Wade  Percussionist, US Army Band “Pershing’s Own”

Personnel Manager/Music Librarian 

Theresa Hanebury  Houston Ballet, Music Librarian and Trumpet


June 6, 2014

Athena Brass Band

Athenian Fanfare…………………………………………………………………………………..Lisa Galvin

Prelude and Fugue: The Spitfire………………………………………..…………..William Walton/Arr. Elgar Howarth

Lux Arumque……………………………………………………….………………………….Eric Whitacre/Arr. Sandy Smith

(Light of Gold)

Zigeunerweisen…………………………………………………………………………..Pablo de Sarsate/Arr. Howard Snell

SFC Lauren Veronie Curran, euphonium

Encore to solo (not to be listed in formal program)

Ar Lan y Mor………………………………………………………………………Traditional Welsh Tune Arr. Leigh Baker Adapted Kate Wohlman

Euph duet, featuring Lauren Veronie Curran and Gail Robertson

Honor the Brave……………………………………………………..…………………..William Rimmer

Brass Miniatures…………………………………………………………………………James Curnow

  1. Fanfare
  2. Ballad
  3. Pseudo-Blues
  4. Fanfare

The Ashoken Farewell………………………..……………………………………………….Jay Ungar/Arr. Alan Fernie

March from “A Moorside Suite”…………………………………………………….Gustav Holst

Wired……………………………………………………………………………………………Lucy Pankhurst


 

June 15, 2014

Space Coast Symphony Winds – Featured Soloist Melbourne, FL

(World premiere of Christopher Marshall’s Euphonium Concerto) (Aaron Lefkowitz, director)  


 

June 25, 2014

Bay Concert Band – Featured Soloist – Bay City, MI

(Beautiful Colorado by Joseph DeLuca) (Peter Makar Jr. IV, director)

 


 

December 6, 2014

The Brass Band of Battle Creek – Christmas Concert

Join this amazing Brass Band with Baritone/Euphonium Section:  Gail, Demondrae Thurman, Steven Mead, and Ben Pierce

7:30pm – W. K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan

 

 


March 27-30, 2014

Residency at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire – hosted by Dr. Jerry Young

Thursday:  6:00 p.m.    Music Careers Discussion!

Friday:  4:00 p.m.    Composition, Arranging, and Music Publishing!

Saturday: 3:30 – 6:30: Low Master Class

Sunday:  7:30pm Recital (Classical and Jazz)

 

Recital Program:

Concerto       (for Trombone)                    Derek Bourgeois, Op. 114

1. Allegro

Arioso and Allegro                                      Joseph Hector Fiocco/ed Robertson

A Winter’s Night                                           Kevin McKee

Canzone                                                           Girolamo Frescobaldi/arr. Eddie Koopman

Miss Blue Bonnet                                         Frank Simon

I’ll Be Seeing You  DUET with Jerry Young!

 

INTERMISSION

 

Caravan                                                            Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, and Irving Mills arr. Gail Robertson

Pyramid                                                            Juan Tizol, Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, and Irving Mills arr. Gail Robertson

How High the Moon                                     music by Morgan Lewis and words by Nancy Hamilton

All Blues                                                            Miles Davis

Chameleon                                               Herbie Hancock ,Jack Jackson, Harvey Mason, and Bernie Maupin arr. Gail Robertson

Joined by the Tuba and Euphonium Studio!!

 


April 12, 2014

Sigma Alpha Iota Province Day

SymbiosisDuo will be featured artists at the event.

Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky

 

SymbiosisDuo: Gail Robertson (euphonium), Stacy Baker (tuba),

Eunbyol Ko (piano), Deborah Eastwood (trumpet) 

2:00 p.m.

Duncan Recital Hall

Intrepideedoodah for Trumpet, Euphonium, Tuba and Piano (2014)               Jim Self (b. 1943)

Élégie (2:58)                                                                                                                           Jules Massenet (1842-1912) arr. Gail Robertson

 Coalescence  (2014) for Euphonium, Tuba and Piano                                             Tyler Kline (b. 1991)

All Strung Out: Funeral March of a Marionette (2:40)                                 Charles Gounod (1685-1750) arr. Chris Sharp

intermission

Kentucky Delights (2014) (8:00?)                                                                                T.O. Sterrett (b. 1953)

I. Sunrise in Possum Trot

II. Twilight in Brightshade

III. Moonrise in Blue Diamond

Stabat Mater (4:21)                                                                                       Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736) arr. Gail Robertson

NapoliVariations on a Neopolitan Song (6:39)                           Herman Bellstedt (1858-1926)  arr. Gail Robertson

“Time to Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro)” (4:00)                             Sartori/Quarantotto/Peterson arr. Gail Robertson


September 21, 2013

The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky (Gail Robertson, Bass Trumpet)

Arie Lipsky, conductor

Location: Michigan Theater


 

May 30 – June 1, 2013

  • Brass Band of Battle Creek Youth Band Clinics and BBBC Concert

Concert: June 30 at 7:30pm
Kellogg Auditorium
Battle Creek, Michigan


 

March 14 and 16, 2013

  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra “Rite of Spring Centennial Concert”

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky (Gail Robertson, Bass Trumpet)
Thursday, March 14   7:30 PM
Saturday, March 16   8:00 PM
Location: Orchestral Hall


 

Gail will host two Studio-class Guest Clinics at Eastern Michigan University

March 15, 2013 at 3pm at Eastern Michigan University in the Bandroom

  • Bill Waterman, Tuba, Michigan State University graduate assistant of Phil Sinder, and conductor of the Capitol City Brass Band


“Brass After Class: What to do after undergrad”
Studio teaching
Managing time between multiple jobs
Graduate school thoughts
Gigging



March 22, 2013 at 3pm at Eastern Michigan University in the Bandroom

  • Chris Roush, Tuba, graduate of Tennessee Technological University, and Instrument Repair Division Manager at Marshall Music in East Lansing, Michigan


“When is it time to visit a repair shop and basic instrument maintenance?”



March 25- 29, 2013

  • Florida Bandmaster’s Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival

Location: Ocala, Florida
Gail will serve again this year as the state festival judge of Low Brass!


 

April 1, 2013

  • April Fools Day Tuba and Euphonium Concert!

Featuring Michigan State University Tuba and Euphonium studio led by Phil Sinder
Don’t miss this one!!
8pm Cook Recital Hall
East Lansing, Michigan



April 10, 2013

  • Eastern Michigan University Low Brass Studio Concert (Tuba/Euph/Trombone)

7:30pm in Pease Auditorium

Ypsilanti, Michigan



April 30, 2013

  • Guest Lecture Recital Presentation by Gail Robertson

“Juan Tizol and his Influence on Duke Ellington”
3pm in the Bandroom

Morehead State University

Morehead, Kentucky


 

May 4, 2013

  • The German Connection

Gail will be jammin’ German style at the Stein Haus German Resturant!
6-10pm
Bay City, Michigan
1108 N Water St
Bay City, MI 48708
http://www.steinhausbaycity.com



May 17-19, 2013

  • Midwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference (MWRTEC)

Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois
http://www.iteaonline.org/conferences/regionals_2013/MWRTEC/registration/

SymbiosisDuo performance with Stacy Baker, Deb Eastwood, and Eunbyol Ko
Friday, May 17, 2013  4:00pm   Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall

Solo performance of For Those That Wander by Tyler Kline (Morehead State University)
Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:00pm Kemp Recital Hall

 


 

March 8, 2013

  • The German Connection

Gail will be jammin’ German style at the Stein Haus German Resturant!
6-10pm
Bay City, Michigan
1108 N Water St
Bay City, MI 48708
http://www.steinhausbaycity.com