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Packard concert will feature tuba soloist

WARREN –Tuba player Robert Antonucci will be the featured soloist at Sunday’s W.D. Packard Concert Band performance.

Antonucci is entering his 27th year teaching in the Lowellville Local School District. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Youngstown State University. In addition to being a member of the W.D. Packard Concert Band and the Packard Dixieland Band, Antonucci performs with the Westminster College Faculty Brass Quintet and the Youngstown Fine Arts Brass Quartet and is conductor of the Lowellville Mt. Carmel Band.

He will be the soloist for Julius Fucik’s “The Grumbly Old Bear.”

Other selections in the program, conducted by Stephen L. Gage, include G.H. Huffine’s “Them Basses” march, Rosanno Galante’s “A Childhood Remembered,” Clifton Williams’ Symphonic Dance No. 3 “Fiesta,” John Mackey’s Sheltering Sky,” Brant Karrick’s “Bayou Breakdown,” John Philip Status’s “Liberty Bell” and “Stars and Stripes Forever” marches and a medley of Broadway showstoppers.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. Sunday at the south lawn of Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Admission is free, and funding is provided by the W.D. Packard trust.

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