Øystein Baadsvik, the world's premiere tuba soloist, is coming to Grand Rapids!
Tuesday, October 16
at the Sweet House -- 254 Fulton St E, Grand Rapids 7 pm
Tickets $15 suggested donation click here to go to Eventbrite
The driving force behind Øystein’s career has always been the joy of musical exploration. He has premiered more than fifty solo works by composers, and has expanded the tuba repertoire with his own compositions. In 2017 he gave the first TEDx Talk about the tuba. Øystein works constantly to expand the boundaries of his instrument, performing solo repertoire, chamber music and collaborating with jazz and rock musicians.
Click here for Øystein’s YouTuba channel
Øystein Baadsvik is the only tuba player to have carved out a career exclusively as a soloist, rather than as a member of an orchestra or in a teaching post. His multi-faceted musical career as a soloist, chamber musician and recording artist has taken him all over the world from his home in Norway. The unique virtuosity and musicality Mr. Baadsvik brings to the tuba has established him as the exemplar of the instrument.
About the venue
Located at Fulton and Lafayette, the Sweet House is an Italianate home built in the mid-1860s by Martin Sweet for his family. The concert will take place in the Hazel Vandenberg Auditorium space downstairs, with seating for 150. We'll have a product table with Øystein’s recordings.
Tony Patterson, accompanist
About the organizer
Styled as the Grand Rapids "tuba lady," Karen Dunnam appears at parades, tree lightings, and special events in our fair city and elsewhere. A fan of all things "heavy metal," she coordinates the annual Tuba Christmas concert event.
Karen heard Øystein play in 2017, and is bringing him to GR for the benefit of low brass lovers, tuba fans, and music aficionados.