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World Premiere: Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra Feb 22

PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:14 pm
by pierso20
Hello everyone,

I have been much more of a lurker than a poster over the last half a decade however I thought this post would be prudent.

February 22nd, 7:30pm the "West Point Band" (cond. Tod Addison) and tubist Keith Kile will premiere my concerto for tuba and wind orchestra. Originally written in 2012(2013) I have since revised some things and 8 years later it will finally receive its premiere (composing: it can be quite a long game sometimes).

https://westpointband.com/masterworks/february22.html" target="_blank

If you follow the West Point Band on facebook or through social media, you will be able to catch a livestream of the entire concert, including the 18' piece. James Green will also be performing the premiere of the version with electronic accompaniment at several regional tuba/euphonium conferences - so hopefully you'll have some chances to hear it. I'll also send a reminder as we get closer.

If you want to hear the electronic rendering, you can visit my link https://www.brookepierson.com/concerto-for-tuba-and-wind-orchestra.html

After the premiere in February, the piece is ready for more performances both with live ensemble and electronic accompaniment. Cheers!

Re: World Premiere: Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra Feb

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:47 am
by bloke
It sounds interesting. 8)

How much trouble would it be to boost the solo line - in the electronic mix - and then reload it on to the webpage?

The solo part isn't particularly audible/discernible.

Re: World Premiere: Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra Feb

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:02 am
by pierso20
bloke wrote:It sounds interesting. 8)

How much trouble would it be to boost the solo line - in the electronic mix - and then reload it on to the webpage?

The solo part isn't particularly audible/discernible.


It probably wouldn't take much time but considering the real-deal performance will be happening in a month, I'm not inclined to take the time. :wink:

Re: World Premiere: Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra Feb

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2020 10:57 pm
by russiantuba
Joe, you should come to the Kennesaw or Lexington conference and hear it live, I may make a blurb saying the only reason I was able to attempt it is playing on one of your mouthpieces (which is not an over exaggeration...) :D

It has been a great pleasure working with Brooke on this piece, one of the best composers I have worked with. I commissioned a tuba quartet a decade ago from him and I remember when he sent samples of this Concerto, I figured it would be a hit. The piece is not easy by any stretch, but it has been fun and sounds cool. Thanks for the wonderful new addition to the repertoire!