Thursday, June 28, 2012

It was another fabulous day in Linz.  I had my usual hearty hotel breakfast, took the tram to Brucknerhaus in my blacks with tuba for the 12:30 PM University of Arizona tuba/euphonium ensemble concert I played in. Before our concert I heard Jason Byrnes of University of Northern Colorado do a great solo tuba recital.  After our concert I took the tram back to the hotel to change into a beach shirt and shorts.  I did some additional shopping along Landstrasse and to look at the exterior of the New Cathedral a block over (completed in 1924) before going back to Brucknerhaus to take in the James Madison University brass band conducted by my old ASU classmate Kevin Stees.  Later I caught up with his whole family including his lovely wife Rhonda who played oboe in a graduate woodwind quintet on one of my recitals.   After the ITEA general meeting, I caught up with Heiko Triebener, tubist with the Melton Quartet and Bamberg Symphony, and Barbara and Jerry Young going back to the Beer Garden for a delicious dinner of authentic Austrian food helped by Heiko’s fluent German to the waiter!

Sign about the new Cathedral in Linz completed in 1924.

The side of the new Cathedral in Linz

The side door to the new Cathedral (not accessible today)

front of the new Cathedral

front door of the new Cathedral

Jim and Jamie Self with Mark.  Jim is a world-class Hollywood tubist who has played in thousands of movies and also teaches at USC among other things.

Tom McCaslin of East Carolina University and Jim Self

Gary Buttery, retired Coast Guard tuba player, Tom McCaslin, Jim Self

Gary Buttery, Mark, Jim Self

ASU student, Deanna Swoboda, ITEC President, Mark

Barbara Young next to swinging VW bug at the Lentos Museum on the Danube

Lunch Concert – University of Arizona TubaCats
(I helped by playing in the tuba section)

TubaCats concert

TubaCats concert

TubaCats concert

TubaCats concert