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Tubist Mike Forbes is Featured in Lecture-Concert Series


JONESBORO – The third presentation in Arkansas State University's 2019-20 Lecture-Concert Series will be acclaimed tubist Mike Forbes on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

His concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall (GPS: 2412 Quapaw Way).  Admission is free.

An artist of widely diverse musical talents, Forbes can be heard on his two solo albums on Summit Records.

His "Forbes Plays Koetsier" features all seven works for solo tuba by Dutch composer, Jan Koetsier. His more recent release, "Forbes Plays Forbes," features his own compositions for tuba.

Forbes has been a featured tubist with the Guy's All Star Shoe band on "A Prairie Home Companion" with Garrison Keiller and also gave the first-ever solo tuba recital on Wisconsin Public Radio’s popular broadcast, "Live from the Chazen."

He has collaborated with European tubist Sérgio Carolino in a new group called the Trans-Atlantic Tuba Connection.  Their new recording, "Full Tilt," featuring many of his new works for tuba duo and drums, was recently released.

This program is presented with additional funding support from the College of Liberal Arts and Communication and the Department of Music.

The Lecture-Concert Series serves Arkansas State and the surrounding communities by bringing notable guest speakers and performers of diverse backgrounds and wide appeal to the campus.

For more details about the series, interested individuals may visit the Lecture-Concert Series website, AState.edu/LectureConcert.

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Mike Forbes
Mike Forbes