Brilliant Tuba player returns to the WSO stage!

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Brilliant Tuba player returns to the WSO stage!

April 25, 2023

Brilliant Tuba player returns to the WSO stage!

Windsor, ON – The Windsor Symphony Orchestra welcomes l’Essor High School graduate and Tecumseh born Jarrett McCourt back to the Capitol Theatre stage for its 5th and final Tepperman Masterworks of the season. McCourt performs tuba along with a performance of Brahms Symphony No. 2 – full of more beautiful melodies than almost any other 19th century symphony.

McCourt, a Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra and Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra alumnus, has performed with some of the most prestigious orchestras in the world. He will perform the World Premiere of living Canadian composer Nicole Lizee’s daring and innovative new Tuba Concerto: 1000-Sided Die. Hailed as a “musical scientist”, McCourt will open your ears to what a tuba can do!

Saturday, April 29at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 30at 2:30pm
The Capitol Theatre
121 University Ave., W., Windsor, ON

About Jarrett McCourt

Chicago based tubist Jarrett McCourt holds the Principal Tuba chair of the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera and is on faculty at Vanderbilt University. Jarrett has performed with several different high-level ensembles, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, and the University of Western Ontario Wind Ensemble.

He earned a Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from University of Western Ontario and two master’s degrees, one in Tuba Performance and the other in Chamber Music, from the University of Michigan. Jarrett’s debut album “Golden Hour” has been released on all major streaming platforms, featuring works Jarrett has composed and arranged himself. In his spare time, Jarrett works for the Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention and suicide prevention via SMS message. Jarrett has also visited several colleges, universities, and summer festivals to speak about mental health and suicide prevention.

Jarrett will be visiting the following schools Thursday April 27th, 2023:

  • 8am – 8:50am – Vincent Massey Secondary School (1800 Liberty St, Windsor, ON)
  • 9am – 9:50am – L’Essor Secondary School (13605 St Gregory’s Rd, Windsor, ON)
  • 10:15am – 11:20am – Tecumseh Vista Academy (11555 Shields Ave, Tecumseh, ON)
  • 11:45am – 2pm – E.J. Lajeunesse (600 E.C. Row Avenue West, Windsor, ON)

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Becky Ng, Manager, Education and Outreach

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