Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Gemeinhardt Tuba Goes on Tour

Gene Pokorny has chosen to take the Gemeinhardt J-445 F tuba on the Chicago Symphony’s upcoming tour of Russia and Italy. I went to Symphony Hall yesterday and added some T bar’s to facilitate slide adjustment on 3&4. BTW Gene is performing the Vaughn Williams Tuba Concerto with the orchestra May 15, 17 &19. (The Saturday concert is in Naperville because of anticipated protests downtown from the previously scheduled G8 summit.)

If you would like to try the J-445 F tuba or the proto-type of the CC tuba, I will be displaying these, as well as the full line of Gemeinhardt horns, Euphoniums and trombones (and of course the flutes and other woodwinds), at the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Convention. This year the convention is in Lancaster. Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday, April 19, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

I would really appreciate some input on the I-808 Compensating Euphonium. I will have TWO versions at PMEA.