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LSU School of Music to Present 14th Annual Octubafest Concert Series Oct. 21, 25 and Nov. 2

10/19/2011 01:36 PM

BATON ROUGE – Feeling low? The LSU School of Music invites the public to hear plenty of music from the “alternative clef” as it presents its 14th Annual Octubafest Concert Series, with seven concerts showcasing music’s most noble instruments, the tuba and euphonium. All events are free and open to the public, and will take place in the LSU School of Music Recital Hall.


The series kicks off on Friday, Oct. 21, at 5:30 p.m. with a tuba and euphonium studio recital at 5:30 p.m. Next, at 7:30 p.m., also in the Recital Hall, Chasse Duplantis will perform in recital with Dianne Frazer, followed by the LSU Tuba Euphonium Ensemble Concert.


On Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m., tuba player Patrick Melvin and euphonium player Chris Gongora will perform in recital with Dianne Frazer. At 7:30 p.m., a recital will be held featuring School of Music faculty members Joseph Skillen with The Norem Brass Quinet, The Timm Woodwind Quintet, Nick Erickson, Brett Dietz and members of the LSU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble.


The schedule of events for Wednesday, Nov. 2, begins at 4 p.m. with a euphonium and tuba recital by Bradley Boone and Eric Hamilton, with Dianne Frazier. At 5:30 p.m., Andy Larson will hold a doctoral tuba recital. Rounding out the evening will be a 7:30 p.m. tuba and flute guest recital by Ben and Sarah Miles from Wright State University.


For more information on Octubafest, contact Joe Skillen at, or visit the LSU School of Music website at

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