IU briefs: Concert will celebrate life of Harvey Phillips

IU briefs: Concert will celebrate life of Harvey Phillips


By Mike Leonard

The Jacobs School of Music will host a “Festival of Friends” musical celebration honoring the life and career of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Harvey Phillips in the Musical Arts Center on Oct. 15 at 3 p.m.

The free event, which will take place almost a year after Phillips’ death, will include performances from faculty, distinguished alumni and students from the Jacobs School as well as ensembles Phillips innovated such as Octubafest, TubaSantas, Tubajazz Consort, Brass Quintet and a Mass Tuba Ensemble that will feature around 75 tubas.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the incredible life and accomplishments of Harvey Phillips,” said Dan Perantoni, professor of tuba. “It’s especially meaningful to note that the event takes place in the MAC, where Harvey hosted the first International Tuba/Euphonium Symposium in June of 1973, shortly following the center’s opening.

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