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Bates set for low brass debut

Foden's horn star to travel stateside for concerto appearance at International Tuba & Euphonium Conference.

jONATHAN bATES
  Jonathan Bates will make his debut appearance at the renowned ITEC Conference

Jonathan Bates is set to become the first tenor horn player to be invited as a guest artist to the globally renowned International Tuba & Euphonium Conference (ITEC).

The event is held at the University of Iowa in the USA in May and will see the Foden's solo horn player team up with the Fountain City Band to give the world premiere of a 27-minute duo concerto for tenor horn and euphonium entitled 'Zodiac'.

It's been composed by Emmy award winning composer Anthony DiLorenzo, whose notable works include the film trailers for blockbusters such as 'Toy Story', 'Final Fantasy' and 'The Simpsons Movie'.

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Jonathan will team up with Fountain City's euphonium star Lee Harrelson for the concerto, which will be directed by Roger Oyster, the Principal Trombone of the Kansas Symphony Orchestra — who also conducted the premiere recording of the original French Horn and Euphonium edition with the Kansas Symphony Orchestra.

The ITEC is regarded as one of the world's most high profile events for Tuba and Euphonium players, which attracts huge numbers of delegates and artists from around the globe.

The ITEC is regarded as one of the world's most high profile events for Tuba and Euphonium players, which attracts huge numbers of delegates and artists from around the globe4BR

Highlights

Alongside the premiere of the 'Zodiac' Concerto, Fountain City's programme will also include the world premiere of a Tuba Concerto composed and performed by Oystein Baadsvik, a performance of Martin Ellerby's Euphonium Concerto by Norwegian virtuoso Tormod Flaten and solo appearances from Patricio Cosentino and Velvet Brown.

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