TubaChristmas celebrating 34th year with Tucker Jolly on Dec. 21


Hundreds of tubas trimmed with tinsel, garlands and lights will fill the stage of UA's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall for the 34th anniversary of Akron's beloved TubaChristmas on Saturday, Dec. 21.

The performances at noon and 2:30 p.m. are free and open to the public as a holiday gift to the community from The University of Akron's School of Music and Thomas Hall. Parking also free.

Dave Lieberth, Akron's retired deputy mayor, is the guest soloist. Tucker Jolly, founder of Akron's TubaChristmas and emeritus professor of music at UA, conducts the holiday carols and sing-alongs with guest conductors Robert Jorgensen and Andy Larson.

Akron's TubaChristmas is free for the audience while the musicians pay a $10 registration fee to participate. Low brass musicians who want to play can register on the day of the performances in the ticket lobby of Thomas Hall, accessible from the parking deck, between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. A rehearsal will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 am.

For more information about performing, contact 330-972-8301 or concerts@uakron.edu. For audience information, contact Thomas Hall at 330-972-7570 or visit www.UAEVENTS.com.

Media contact: Cyndee Snider, 330-972-5196 or cyndee@uakron.edu.