Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival

The Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization based in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Since its inception in 2006, Tuba Bach has brought hundreds of exceptional musicians from around the world, across the United states, and from every corner of our state to present concerts and educational programming in West-Central Michigan, free of charge and available to all.


ill titleTuba Bach 2017 Schedule

Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival concerts are provided free to the community with
no admission charge. All Festival concerts are held at the Big Rapids High School Auditorium.

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

Section 504 Notice of Program Accessibility

The regulation implementing Section 504 requires that an agency/facility

"…adopt and implement procedures to ensure that interested persons, including persons with impaired vision or hearing, can obtain information as to the existence and location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by disabled persons." (45 C.F.R. §84.22(f))

Tuba Bach and all of its programs and activities are accessible to and useable by disabled persons, including persons who are deaf, hard of hearing, or blind, or who have other sensory impairments. 

Access features include: