Wayne State College

'(un)Accompanied' Tuba Recital Showcases Versatile Virtuosity

Published Monday, March 14th, 2022

Dr. Josh Calkin

The tuba performance by Dr. Josh Calkin takes place at 7:30 p.m. March 31 in Ley Theatre.

Dr. Josh Calkin executes an exhilarating faculty tuba recital Thursday, March 31, in Ley Theatre at Wayne State College. The 7:30 p.m. concert, entitled "(un)Accompanied," features repertoire inspired by classical music, poetry, hip-hop, and heavy metal.

The concert is free and open to the public and will also be livestreamed. To view the livestream, go to www.wsc.edu/watch-live. The program will be accessible by selecting the event from the Music Events list at www.wsc.edu/music.

Prerecorded soundtracks support Calkin’s tuba proficiency throughout "(un)Accompanied." The tracks provide a backdrop of synthesizers, spoken word, rock drums, and thrashing metal music. “New England Reveries” by Neal Corwell contemplates the wonder of nature. “My Mountain Top” by Andy Scott delivers the perfect somnolent summer day.

The aggressive “Kick-Ass Sonata” by Brian Sadler amplifies Calkin’s virtuosic command of the tuba. “Heavy Metal Concerto” by Evan Zegiel is a creative clash between classical and heavy metal with challenging instrumental articulation. Calkin is Director of Bands at WSC as well as an active performer, clinician, and competition adjudicator.

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