May’s free family music program sponsored by the Friends of the Carmel Valley Library will be presented on Wednesday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the library’s community room. It will feature The TubaFours, with Frank Baker and Paul Henkart playing tenor tubas or euphoniums, and Jim Hooper and Bill Riddell playing bass tubas.
Their program will include John Philip Sousa’s Washington Post March, The Pink Panther, Sixteen Tons, The Wabash Cannon Ball, Mozart’s Eine Kliene Nachtmusik, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, and Sea Tubas, a unique medley of sea chanteys. The program will last 45 minutes.
Frank Baker is a San Diego State music graduate who spent 38 years in the music education. He also plays in Coastal Communities Concert Band. Paul Henkart is a semi-retired geophysical analyst at Scripps Oceanography. He also plays in the Hillcrest Windensemble. Jim Hooper is a graduate of the U.S. Naval School of Music and spent 22 years with the Navy as a tubist with the Naval Academy Band. He also plays in the Coastal Communities Concert Band and the Brassissimo Brass Quintet. Bill Riddell is a mechanical engineer and was a student of Frank Baker in middle school. He also plays tuba in the TICO Orchestra and guitar with the Cajon Playboys.
The library is located at 3919 Townsgate Drive in Carmel Valley. For more information call (858) 552-1668.