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Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival... Priceless performances!

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Announcing the lineup for the
2016 Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival!

Festival concerts are Saturdays at 7:00pm and Sundays at 4:00pm
Big Rapids High School Auditorium
No admission charge.

A Nostalgic Frame of Mind
September 10 & 11, 2016

with ragtime pianist Bob Milne, soprano Kathryn Drake Hedlund, and cornet virtuoso David Greenhoe join Ed in a trip down memory lane to the "Good Old Summertime" days of the early 1900's.

A Luxuriant Frame of Mind
September 17 & 18, 2016

with cellist Carl Donakowski, pianist Yevgeny Morozov, Ed Mallett and the Festival Cello Ensemble.

A Glorious Frame of Mind
September 24 & 25, 2016

Tenor Rodrick Dixon, pianist Alvin Waddles and Ed present an inspirational program featuring music from their recently released CD.

A Groovy Frame of Mind
October 1 & 2, 2016

B3 jazz trio Organissimo! featuring Jim Alfredson, Larry Barris and Randy Marsh join Ed and friends in original tunes plus a Blood, Sweat & Tears tribute.

A Resonant Frame of Mind
October 8 & 9, 2016

The Tuba Bach Quartet Charles Guy, Gail Robertson, Phil Sinder and Ed Mallett present a basso profundo program of epic proportions!

A Spellbound Frame of Mind
October 15 & 16, 2016

The Cirque du Baque Circus Band and a captivating array of traditional Circus Performers take you under the Big Top!

Be sure to join us for other Tuba Bach events throughout 2016!

A McLain Family Christmas
Sunday, December 18, 4pm

First United Methodist Church, Big Rapids
All seats $10.00

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.