Carol Jantsch, tuba
Michael Djupstrom, piano
with Tubular

Sunday, February 14, 2021 - 3:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Tuba player Carol Jantsch gave one of the more memorable debuts with the Society several seasons ago. Little did we know that that concert would lay the groundwork for her band, Tubular, featuring Michael Brown and Adam Dotson, euphonium; Scott Devereaux, tuba; and Andy Emerich, drums. For their follow up performance with pianist Michael Djupstrom, Jantsch and Tubular will take us through the origin story of the band and offer a variety of repertoire such as their version of the Nutcracker Suite, Walter Murphy’s A Fifth of Beethoven, Cantina Band from Star Wars, and a number of popular songs including tunes by the Beatles and Queen.

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The Artist(s)

Carol Jantsch
Carol Jantsch, tuba
Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as having “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious,” tubist Carol Jantsch has been Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006. She won the position while still a senior at the University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra.… Read More
Michael Djupstrom
Michael Djupstrom, piano
Composer and pianist Michael Djupstrom's work captured first prizes in the international composition competitions of the UK’s Delius Society, the American Viola Society, the Chinese Fine Arts Society, and has received awards from prominent institutions including the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, New Music USA, American Composers Forum, and many others.… Read More
Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra, came up with the idea of Tubular to expand the chamber music repertoire for tuba in a fresh way. Tubular covers pop songs from Michael Jackson to Nirvana to Lady Gaga with the goal of making fun music that gets the audience dancing and singing along. Jantsch writes all the arrangements for the band,… Read More


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