Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Internationally known tubist Daniel Perantoni will be giving a master
class at SUNY Fredonia on Thursday, April 14 from 4:30 - 7:00 pm in room
1080 of Mason Hall. Toby Hanks, tuba professor @ Manhattan School of Music will also be on hand.
And later in the evening with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble...
Daniel Perantoni joins the Wind Ensemble for Robert Jager's Concerto for
Bass Tuba and Band. In addition, Chinese composer Chen Qian will be there
for the group's premiere of his new work for Wind Ensemble. Sponsored in
part by the Fredonia Brass Association.
Paula Holcomb, director
8pm, King Concert Hall, Free
*Mr. Daniel Perantoni [BIOGRAPHY]*
Tuba artist, teacher, pedagogue, and solo recitalist, Daniel Perantoni is an
innovator in a variety of genres including chamber music and jazz. He has
appeared as the featured artist at Carnegie Hall, the Monterey Jazz
Festival, the Spoleto Festival U.S.A., the Adelaide Festival in Australia,
the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, the Montreux Brass Congress in
Switzerland, and recently as a soloist throughout Japan.
Mr. Perantoni was a founding member of Summit Brass, a member of Symphonia,
the Saint Louis Brass Quintet, and the Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort.
He has produced numerous solo and chamber music CDs. Along with Robert
Tucci, Mr. Perantoni designed the "Perantucci" line of low brass instruments
Mr. Perantoni serves as the vice president for educational matters and
consultant/clinician for Custom Music Company. He received the Lifetime
Achievement Award from the executive board of T.U.B.A. His students hold
prestigious positions in major performing ensembles and music schools around
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Arriving at the Pearly Gates ...
Recently a tuba player, a trombonist, and clarinetist wound up together at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter informed them that in order to get into heaven, they would each have to answer one question.
St. Peter enjoyed the rich, full, melodic sound of the tuba, so he addressed the tubist first, and asked, “What was the name of the ship that crashed into the iceberg?" They just made a movie about it, so the tubist answered quickly, “That would be the Titanic.” St. Peter let him through the gate.
St. Peter then turned to the trombonist and figuring the trombone was a fine instrument, but sometimes the correct slide positions were not always easy to find, decided to make the question a little harder: “How many people died on the ship?” But the trombonist had just seen the movie, too, and she answered, “about 1,500.”
“That’s right! You may enter,” said Peter.
Then St. Peter turned to the clarinetist. St. Peter's impression of clarinets was they were the 'Seagulls of the music ensemble!' So he said, “Name them!”