Honey Brook >> The new concert season begins at Tel Hai on Thursday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra.
She won the position during her senior year at the University of Michigan in 2006, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. The concert will be held in the campus chapel located off Beaver Dam Road, east of Route 10.
Ms. Jantsch began piano lesson at age six and began studying euphonium at the age of nine at the Interlochen Arts Camp. Switching to tuba, she attended the prestigious arts boarding high school—Interlochen Arts Academy—and graduated as salutatorian of her class. Continuing her studies at the University of Michigan she actively participated in auditions and competitions. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in 2006, graduating summa cum laude.
Accompanied by Michael Djupstrom, composer and pianist, their program will include a wide variety of musical styles—from Debussy to Piazzolla, Koetsier and some original tuba pieces by Lebedev. Ms. Jantsch has appeared as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony as well as the St. Petersburg Symphony in Russia, among others. She has given master classes in Europe, Asia and North America. She is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and the Yale University School of Music.
Mr. Djupstrom is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the Curtis Institute of Music. His work as a composer and pianist has been recognized through numerous honors and awards; his compositions have been presented throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is currently a resident of Philadelphia and teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music.
The recital is open to the public and offered free of charge.
Directions to the Tel Hai community can be found on the website: www.telhai.org under the “Contact Us” tab. Using a GPS, please use the physical address: 1200 Tel Hai Circle, Honey Brook.