Tuba Bach’s 2021 season Opening Concert –

It’s Springtime and Love is In the Air!

Sunday, March 21 at 4:00pm

Michael Dease (trombone), Anna Khalikova (violin), Sofia Rabiela (bass), and Noah Mallett (drums) join Ed Mallett as he sits at the piano and sings a program of romantic songs.

The free program will be live streamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook, as well as broadcast live on radio station Sunny 97.3FM

New CD Release! “NOODLINGS”

We a very excited to announce the official release of our newest recording project, “Noodlings,” featuring Dominic Waddles on saxophone, his father Alvin on piano, Noah Mallett on xylophone and his father Ed on tuba. The project is a collection of ragtime and jazz compositions from the 1920’s by Joe and George Hamilton Green, Teddy Brown and Rudy Wiedoft. Many thanks to recording genius Sergei Kvitko and the Blue Griffin Record label for helping to make this project a reality.

“Noodlings,” is available for purchase, along with our other CDs, by clicking this link. If you prefer to purchase your music through streaming platforms, the following link will take you there.

I think we had as much fun with the photo sessions as we did with the recording work! Not only is Sergei a recording genius, but a darn good photographer, as well! So much fun to be at the historic Potter House in Lansing, Michigan – many thanks to Jim McClurken and Sergei for giving us the run of the place. Thanks to Ted O’Dell, for bringing his 1923 Model T Touring Ford – and for giving Dominic an impromptu driving lesson on the front lawn ! And thanks also to Rosie the wonder dog for being a willing participant in our photo shoot!

Many thanks to all who helped make Tuba Bach 2020 a success! To our musicians: Justin Emerich, Alicia Eppinga, Tariq Gardner, Marion Hayden, Hyesook Kim, Noah Mallett, Chris Martin, Mary Jane Miller, Derek Polischuk, Phil Sinder, Demondrae Thurman, John Varineau, Alvin Waddles, Dominic Waddles, and Jeffery Zook. To our sponsors (see below!). To the National Endowment for the Arts, for a COVID relief grant that ultimately made our 2020 season possible. To Immanuel Lutheran Church, for providing a beautiful venue. To West Michigan Piano for the Steinway. To Steve Masters and the folks at Sunny 97.3 for making our live radio broadcast happen. To Jeff Gabalis and Jeff Pedelty, for making the livestream events happen. And especially to all of our donors and audience members, for your faithful support!

All of our concerts from 2020 Tuba Bach are available for viewing – just select the 2020 FESTIVAL SERIES heading, then click on any of the six concerts to find a link to their videos

We are very much looking forward to 2021. Keep tabs on our website, facebook (FaceBach) page and Youtube (YouTuba) channel for up to date information as we move forward. Plenty of exciting things to come! In the meantime, check out any concerts you may have missed this year, as all performances from this season are available for viewing on Youtube – and more to come!

Tuba Bach 2020 was sponsored in part by the following businesses and organizations: Edward Jones – Dan Terry, Bush Insurance Agency, McDonald’s Restaurant of Big Rapids, Babb Ford, Crossroads Pest Control, Mecosta County Visitors Bureau, Stone Hill Veterinary Clinic, Sunny 97.3FM, Immanuel Lutheran Church, West Michigan Piano, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts. We are also grateful for the sponsorship of the following individuals: Amy Buse, Darrell Corrie & Barbara Pillsbury, Bob & Mary Clark, Jerena Keys, Lee & Karen Kitson, Gordon & Janet Mallett, Karen Motawi, Gunder Myran, Jeff & Jane Pedelty, Judy Tressler, and George & Alice Wales.



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