Global Perspective Concert Presented at UW-River Falls

Feb. 28, 2012--New York Philharmonic tuba virtuoso Alan Baer will perform with the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Symphony Band and University Band on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., William Abbott Concert Hall, Kleinpell Fine Arts Building on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Campus.

Director Kris Tjornehoj will lead the Symphony Band with selections "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" by Claude T. Smith, "Four Norfolk Dances" by English composer Philip Sparke and "The Mad Major March" by Kenneth Alford. University Band, directed by Gary Bird, will perform "Someone to Watch Over Me," Selections from "Chicago", and "Northern Lights March" by UWRF faculty composer J. Michael Roy. 

Alan Baer joined the New York Philharmonic in 2004, as Principal Tuba. He was formerly Principal Tuba with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, London Beach Symphony Orchestra, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as a featured soloist, touring Japan and several countries in Europe, including Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Germany, and France.

The concert is open to the public. Admission is $5/adults, $3/seniors, and $2/students with ID. For further information, contact Tjornehoj at or call the Music Department at 715-425-3183. Visit for additional concerts and information.