UA's TubaSummer marks 15th year July 27

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Akron -- TubaSummer, a free concert featuring summer favorites performed by tuba, sousaphone, baritone and euphonium musicians from throughout the region, returns to The University of Akron for its 15th year on July 27 at 7 p.m. on the Buchtel Common.

Presented by the UA School of Music, the concert will be on the grass amphitheater adjacent to Guzzetta Hall and near the renowned artist Dale Chihuly's towering blue polymer sculpture. Guzzetta Hall, 157 University Ave., across from EJ Thomas Hall and the Polymer Science Building on the UA campus. The rain location is Guzzetta Recital Hall.

Audience members are invited to bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs. Free and convenient parking will be available in the parking deck and surface lot on E. Buchtel Avenue, across from Guzzetta Hall.

Musicians are invited to perform. The only rehearsal is the afternoon of the performance. To register to play, contact 330-972-8301 or trjolly@uakron.edu.

Tucker Jolly, a resident of Cuyahoga Falls, founded TubaSummer and will conduct this concert along with guest conductor Robert Jorgensen, a resident of Kent. Each is a professor emeritus in the UA School of Music. Jolly also founded Akron's popular TubaChristmas, which marks its 35th year in 2014 with performances at noon and 2:30 on Dec. 20, at UA's EJ Thomas Hall.

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