Velvet Brown - tuba, Roberto Arosio - piano, Neal Corwell - euphonium
Includes works by: Ewazen, Reynolds, Corwell, Brown, Silverman, Gomez, Tomasi
"Velvet Brown is professor of tuba and euphonium at the Pennsylvania State University. She is a member of the ITEA Board of Directors and has served as the secretary of the Executive Committee for the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (2001–2007). She is also a board member of the International Women's Brass Conference. She is noted for receiving the 1999–2000 William Fulbright Fellowship Vinciguerra Award. Currently the principal tubist of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra and the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, she has served as principal tuba with the River City Brass band, and as substitute or additional tubist with the Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She has released three solo CDs on the Crystal Records label, and a CD for the Nicolai Music Label. Velvet Brown can also be heard on Albany Records in her interpretation of John Williams’ Tuba Concerto. Velvet Brown is a Meinl Weston Performing Artist."
"Velvet Brown enjoys a professional career as an international soloist and chamber ensemble performer, recording artist, conductor and orchestral player. She has made regular appearances throughout Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Finland, France, England, Hungary, Russia, Japan, Canada and the United States. Ms. Brown is currently the principal tubist of the Altoona Symphony Orchestra, the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, and the River City Brass Band.
She has served as substitute or additional tubist with the Detroit Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, San Francisco Women‘s Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. She has also garnered high praise as a founding and current member of the Monarch Brass Quintet and Brass Ensemble, the Junction Tuba Quartet, the Garda Duo, and as frequent soloist with the Percussion Plus Project.Velvet Brown is associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the Penn State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Penn State, she taught at Bowling Green State University (Ohio), Ball State University (Indiana), and served as an associate director of University Bands at Boston University."
-- Melton Meinl Weston