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TubaChristmas 2022 preview with the Northern LOWER Brass Quartet

Northern LOWER Brass Quartet Tuba Christmas 2022
Kate Botello
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Northern LOWER Brass Quartet Tuba Christmas 2022

The Northern LOWER Brass Quartet shares some ho-ho-holiday favorites!

The 48th Annual Tuba Christmas event is about to blow through town!

Tuba and euphonium players will come to Traverse City - some from as far as 400 miles away - to create a great big, shiny, brassy holiday concert and singalong.

The Northern LOWER Brass Quartet that visited Studio A includes members Jerry Young (Traverse City), Kevin LaRose (Kingsley), Tim Willson (Lake Ann) and Tom Riccobono (Traverse City).

TubaChristmas is an annual holiday treat for the eyes and the ears.

Young, the former president of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, says players decorate their instruments with all kinds of holiday frills.

"It's really fun to see, but the treat is for the ears," Young says.

Young's tuba will remain in its case for this year's concert, though - he'll be on the podium conducting.

The Northern LOWER Brass Quartet performs "Holly Jolly Christmas" in IPR's Studio A.

You can attend Tuba Christmas (a free concert!) on Saturday, December 10 at 2 p.m. at Traverse City's First Congregational Church.

Encore Winds will perform after the concert, starting at 3 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

This edition of Studio A was engineered by Michael Culler.

Music in this broadcast:

Jingle Bells
It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
Feliz Navidad
Here Comes Santa Claus
Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Holly Jolly Christmas
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Kate Botello is a host and producer at Classical IPR.