Kevin Stees, tuba

Laurel Black, percussion and piano

Sun, Oct 8 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL

Kevin Stees, tuba

Laurel Black, percussion and piano

Sun, Oct 8 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL


Kevin Stees, now in his 30th year as professor of tuba and euphonium at James Madison University, leads an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and music educator. He has been a finalist in several solo competitions and was a prize winner in the Second International Brass Congress Tuba Solo Competition. Stees has presented solo and chamber music performances at numerous universities, conferences, music festivals and workshops throughout the United States. In addition to performances on tuba, he is active as the conductor of the award-winning Massanutten Brass Band and the internationally-recognized James Madison University Brass Band.

Laurel Black is a percussionist and collaborative pianist, finding her passions for playing and movement joyfully colliding in research, writing, performance and commissions. Black was praised for her “stunning” (Percussive Notes) performance at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival in 2011, where she was invited to perform as a Showcase Artist. She has since commissioned or premiered over a dozen works for marimba, in solo and chamber settings. As a lover and advocate of contemporary chamber music, Black is a founding member of L+M Duo and Balletik Duo.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)



  • "Rock stars of the percussion world," So Percussion is pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture.


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