Tuba, euphonium concert set for April 5

By Audrey Roberts
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Student Government Association will host the Tuba and Euphonium Spring Fling concert featuring Dr. Gail Robertson’s students and tuba guest artist Scott Watson on Tuesday, April 5.

The 7:30 p.m. concert in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature Watson as tuba soloist and the Tuba-Euphonium Krewe on a variety of works, including Strauss’s “Nocturno, Op. 7,” Turrin’s “Arabesque,” Arlen and Harburg’s “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and the Beatles’ “Hey Jude.” Robertson and piano accompanist Louis Menendez will also perform.

Watson is a professor of Tuba-Euphonium at the University of Kansas. He was the president of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association from 1999-2001 and currently serves on the Association’s Advisory Board.

The spring concert will be held for the first time at UCA this year. Senior tuba student Chris Winfrey helped to make the concert possible.

“Chris is the president of the UCA Tuba-Euphonium Krewe, and he was very instrumental in helping secure the funds for this event,” Robertson said.

For more information, contact Robertson at grobertson@uca.edu or (501) 450-5763.

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.