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Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Wyvern » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Come to Northwestern University's Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston, Chicago (Entrance is from a back door near Regenstein Hall) at 3pm this Saturday, April 21 when Gene Pokorny (Chicago Symphony), Matt Gaunt (Milwaukee Symphony), Andy Smith (Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony), Charlie Vernon (Chicago Symphony Bass trombone) and Mark Fisher (Assistant Principal Trombonist with the Lyric Opera) play test the new Wessex tubas, euphoniums, and trombones. The CSO York will be there for comparison, as will other instruments.

Guests will then be invited to try the instruments for themselves.

There is no admission fee and, of course, no purchase is necessary.

Instruments to be play tested include;

TC694 6/4 CC Chicago-Presence (18” bell)
TC695 6/4 CC Chicago-York (20” bell)
TB692 6/4 BBb Grand
TB693 6/4 BBb Prokofiev (prototype handmade)
TC590 4/4 CC Wyvern
PBF565 Bass Trombone
PF588 F Contrabass trombone
EP100 Dolce Euphonium
EP104 Festivo Euphonium

And more...

Wessex Tubas thanks Gene Pokorny for arranging this extraordinary event!
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Wyvern » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:12 pm

Here are a couple sample videos from the open play test in Chicago yesterday.



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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby doublebuzzing » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:42 pm

Did you happen to record the whole thing? This is very interesting
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby bort » Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:31 pm

Any more details to share from this event? What did these guys think about the tubas?
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Wyvern » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:56 pm

bort wrote:Any more details to share from this event? What did these guys think about the tubas?

Feedback was very positive from all that attended with the TC694 Chicago-Presence (18” bell 6/4 CC) and TE693 Prokofiev prototype (handmade 6/4 BBb) seeming to be the greatest hits.

A follow up private session in orchestral hall is planned for later in the year.
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Stryk » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:27 pm

What are they playing in the first video? I recognize it, but can't recall what it is.
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Mark » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:53 pm

Stryk wrote:What are they playing in the first video? I recognize it, but can't recall what it is.


Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - Montagues and Capulets
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Stryk » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:19 pm

Mark wrote:
Stryk wrote:What are they playing in the first video? I recognize it, but can't recall what it is.


Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - Montagues and Capulets


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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby bloke » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:39 pm

Stryk wrote:
Mark wrote:
Stryk wrote:What are they playing in the first video? I recognize it, but can't recall what it is.


Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet - Montagues and Capulets


Thanks, Mark


very-very rehearsal-ish tempo...possibly (??) to be able to compare tuning...
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Re: Gene Pokorny to play test Wessex in Chicago

Postby Steve Marcus » Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:44 am

bloke wrote:very-very rehearsal-ish tempo...possibly (??) to be able to compare tuning...


Primarily, yes, but also balance, timbre, response, etc.
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