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20151030 tubaEDINBURG – The public is invited to a number of free performances during the RGV Tuba-Euphonium Festival this Friday and Saturday, Oct. 30 and 31, at the Edinburg Campus of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

All the festival events are free and will be held in UTRGV’s Performing Arts Complex.

The festival kicks off with a concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight by the North Texas Euphonium Quartet.

On Saturday, registration begins at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. ensemble rehearsal. Local tuba and euphonium students are invited to bring their instruments and participate.

A master class with Norwegian tuba soloist and chamber musician Oystein Baadsvik follows at 10 a.m.

At 1:30 p.m., a mass ensemble performance will be conducted by Dr. Bill Waterman, faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Martin, who directs that university’s athletic bands and studio tuba/euphonium.

Baadsvik will present a guest artist recital at 2 p.m. on Saturday to conclude the festival. He made his New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall in 2006 and has performed with orchestras worldwide.

He is known for his master classes, performances and tuba clinics, which are held in numerous universities throughout the United States, including The Julliard School, Indiana University and the Cleveland Institute of Music, among others. His unique performance skills include “lip beats” and multiphonics, in which he produces several notes at once on his monophonic instrument.

For more information, contact UTRGV Associate Professor of Tuba/Euphonium Dr. Scott Roeder at 665-7134, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..