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March 26, 2002

Tuba, Euphonium Quartet and Ensemble Concert
set for Tuesday, April 2

The Arkansas State University Tuba and Euphonium Quartet and Ensemble will present a chamber music concert on Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald R. Minx Rehearsal Hall of the Fine Arts Building, located on Caraway Road.

The ensemble is conducted by Ed Owen, instructor of tuba and euphonium.

The performance will open with "Fantasy" by Ralph Martino; "Prayer Before the Close of Day" by David Solomons; and "The Basics" by Roy Newsome.

The quartet was recently selected as one of ten semi-finalists in the 2002 International Tuba & Euphonium Conference (ITEC) Quartet Competition to be held in Greensboro, N.C., on May 28-June 1. In addition to the quartet's success, the entire ensemble received an invitation to present a concert at this year's ITEC. They will be performing "Fanfare and Chant" by Barton Cummings, "Tenebrae factae sunt" by Michael Haydn; "Suite of English Madrigals" arranged by John Stevens; "Mixtures and Mutations" by Robert Jager; and "Tuba Juba Duba" by Terry Hutchinson.

Members of the ASU quartet include Daryol Edwards of Forrest City; Forrest Rodgers of Jacksonville; John Hays of Jonesboro; and Jason Tacker of Wynne.

Members of the ASU ensemble include Adam Savage of Bryant; Marshall Sutterfield of Cabot; Justin Lowe of Highland; Forrest Rodgers of Jacksonville; Jessica Wescott of Marion; Rusty Shields of Osceola; Randy Anis of Pocahontas; T.J. Burgess and Nick Garrett, both of Trumann; Corey Emerson of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Janet McCaskill of Kennett, Mo.; and Edwards, Hays, and Tacker.

The free concert is open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music, 870-972-2094.

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