July 2, 2020
Symphony in Place: Tuba Chats with Canadian Brass
Symphony in Place is a blog series that chronicles the happenings of NWS Fellows, Alumni, Trustees, Volunteers and Staff during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to access all posts in the series.
Jarrett McCourt (photo by Alice Hong) and Chuck Daellenbach (center) with the Canadian Brass
Chuck is an original co-founder of the Canadian Brass quintet, performing with the celebrated ensemble for 50 years. Jarrett, who Chuck calls an “illustrious young tuba player,” is now Principal Tuba of the Winnipeg Symphony and Civic Orchestra of Chicago. Click here to watch Jarrett's 2017 NWS Solo Spotlight recital, A Road Less Traveled.
On Thursday, July 2, Chuck and Jarrett will interview NWS alumnus and frequent faculty member Craig Knox, who is Principal Tuba of the Pittsburgh Symphony and member of the Center City Brass Quintet. Click here to watch live.
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Jarrett has also teamed up with several NWS alumni and current Fellows in these socially-distant recordings.
Jarrett and current NWS Tuba Fellow Andrew Abel recorded a tuba quartet arrangement of Anton Bruckner’s Vexilla Regis.
He also performed an arrangement of Astor Piazzolla's Oblivion with piano alumnus John Wilson.
Jarrett teamed up with trumpet alumni George Goad and Ansel Norris, and trombone alumni Nicholas Platoff for J.S. Bach's Little Fugue in G minor.