Rutgers Brass Faculty Recital This Sunday
By Scott Neaves
Alan Baer and Aaron VanderWeele will be performing a faculty music recital at 7 p.m. this Sunday at the Mason Gross School of Arts on the Rutgers University campus.
This performance is an event suited for people interested in listening to brass music that they might not have heard before.
The performance, titled “Keeping it Real: practice what you preach,” will take place in the Richard H. Shindell Choral Hall at the school, and is free to anyone who would like to come. All are welcome.
Both musicians will be playing their brass instruments, Baer on tuba and VanderWeele on euphonium, along with Kelly Lin on piano.
VanderWeele said, “We will be performing some music that is very audience-friendly and will include original pieces that we have written specifically for our instruments.”
He has been part of the euphonium faculty at Rutgers University’s Mason Gross School of the Arts since September 2013, and is also the euphonium instructor at New Jersey City University.
VanderWeele is the 2007 International Euphonium Player of the Year and is currently Principal Euphonium of the Princeton Brass Band.
Alan Baer is currently the coordinator of the brass program and has taught tuba at Rutgers for the past seven years. He has been principal tuba for the New York Philharmonic since 2004.