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New York Times Reviews "Charming" Performance by Prof. Orcenith Smith

New York Times Reviews "Charming" Performance by Prof. Orcenith Smith

October 4, 1997

orcenith smith.jpgOctober 4, 1997, Greencastle, Ind. - "A tuba, when used effectively in a Wagner opera, a Stravinsky ballet score or a Shostakovich symphony, can be glorious. But let's face it: the tuba as a solo recital instrument is funny," writes Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times. "So give credit to Orcenith Smith, a tubist who is also the music director of the orchestra and opera programs at DePauw University in Indiana. With the pianist Lorna Griffitt, he gave a tuba recital at Weill Recital Hall on Thursday night, and having fun was the order of the evening."

Tommasini's review of the performance two evenings ago in the venue (which is located within Carnegie Hall) opines, "Mr. Smith is funny, but he is also a good tubist. And his program, most of which, understandably, he had appropriated from other instruments, was rather charming." new york times.gif

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