Tuba Bach




Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival... Priceless performances!

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival
2017 Schedule

September 9 & 10
Going for Baroque

Violins, violas, celli, bass and harpsichord, featuring members of the Grand Rapids Symphony and Grand Rapids Youth Symphony

September 16 & 17
Bass Extremes

Five-time Grammy winner Victor Wooten and Berklee College of Music’s bass chair Steve Bailey, with Derico Watson, drums. Extremely Amazing!

September 23 & 24
The Tuba Bach Quartet

Okay, we know they’re not string instruments, but there will be a variety of transcriptions and music otherwise related to strings!

September 30 & October 1
Going Bolling

Jazz-Classical hybrid music of French composer Claude Bolling, with the Alvin Waddles Trio – Alvin on piano, bassist Marion Hayden and drummer David Taylor

October 7 & 8
Havana Good Time

Cuban musicians — and brothers — Ilmar Gavilan, violin and Aldo- Lopez Gavilan, piano, bring a fiery blend of jazz, classical, and Afro-Cuban music traditions

October 14 & 15
Six String Wizardry

Guitar virtuosi Fareed Haque and Goran Ivanovic blend their ethnic heritage, classical training and jazz back grounds in a mix of blazing virtuosity and sheer beauty

Coming in December 2017

Tuba Bach Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 17 • 4:00 P.M.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Big Rapids
No admission charge

Sacred and secular holiday music presented with grace and elegance by Sylvia Norris, harp

Tuba Bach Marketplace

Longest Marathon Playing the Tuba

Record Attempt ACHIEVED!

Ed Mallett has tentatively set a new Guinness World Record for LONGEST MARATHON CONCERT PLAYING the TUBA, Aug. 15, 2015

The attempt documentation will be sent to Guinness World Records for verification. See photos and video on the Tuba Bach Facebook Page!

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

Ed Mallett as TubaMan in the 2009 Big Rapids 4th of July paradeIt's not just the Tuba. It's much more than Bach. It's a series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring internationally acclaimed tuba/euphonium artist and composer and Big Rapids resident Dr. Edward K. Mallett, joined by outstanding musicians in diverse programs ranging from opera to bluegrass, avant garde to rockabilly, and - of course - Bach.

Tuba Bach's goal is to provide the Big Rapids area community the opportunity to attend and experience world-class musical performances in their own town, free of charge. Tuba Bach is a community music event.