Wayne State College


Faculty Recital: Josh Calkin

  • April 7, 2020
  • 7:30 pm
  • Ley Theatre, Brandenburg Education Building
  • Free and open to the public

Featuring Dr. Josh Calkin on the tuba. Livestreamed from campus.

Josh Calkin

Enjoy "Bach Tuba Future," a clever tuba recital by Dr. Josh Calkin, from the comfort of your home. The performance will be livestreamed. Dr. Calkin performs selections by composers with the surname “Bach.” Demanding repertoire includes selections by Johann Sebastian Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, and Jan Bach. "The Only Piece Ever Written for Violin and Tuba" by PDQ Bach injects whimsy into the performance with an odd duet between the violin and tuba.


Cello Suite No. 2 (in miniature) S. 1008 (c. 1717-1723), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue

Sonate for Oboe and Continuo Wq 135 (c. 1735), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-1788)
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Vivace

The Only Piece Ever Written for Violin and Tuba S. 9, 10, big fat hen (1807, unearthed 1991), P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742)?
I. Andante alighieri
II. Shake allegro
III. Lento nice ‘n’ easyo
IV. Allegro, but not too mucho

Concerto for Tuba (2003), Jan Bach (b. 1937)
I. Brisk March Tempo
II. Lament
III. Variations

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For more information, contact the WSC Music Department at 402-375-7359.