McMINNVILLE – Preparation for an annual fall concert is complete with the addition of a nationally recognized tuba soloist.
The Linfield College Concert Band will perform with guest tuba soloist Tony Clements in a concert on Friday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. at McMinnville’s First Baptist Church, 125 SE Cowls Street.
The concert will tie the Linfield and McMinnville music communities together through the music direction of Joan Paddock, professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Linfield, and Jeff Hornick, director of instrumental music at McMinnville High School. Both will conduct the Linfield Concert Band, an instrumental ensemble of approximately 50 members who play woodwinds, brass and percussion.
Student musicians will perform alongside four McMinnville community members, as well as Clements, principal tubist of the San Jose Symphony.
Clements will perform the “Concertino for Tuba and Band” by Frank Bencriscutto. Other numbers on the program include “From Whom All Blessings Flow” by Ed Huckeby, “The Marching Song” by Gustav Holst, “Them Basses” by Getty Herschel Huffine, “Chant and Jubilo” by W. Francis McBeth and “Selections from Nightmare before Christmas” by Danny Elfman.
Clements regularly plays at music festivals throughout California, Nevada and the Northwest. He has performed with San Francisco Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Oakland Symphony, San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and other Bay Area orchestras. Currently, he is principal tubist in Symphony Silicon Valley, a position he first won with the San Jose Symphony in 1981.
The event is sponsored by the Linfield Department of Music. For more information call 503-883-2275, firstname.lastname@example.org.