Two free screenings of R.A.W. Tuba: From Destitute to Doctorate, Darren Durlach and David Larson’s new documentary about tuba player Richard A. White, will be offered on February 8 and 9 at the Baltimore School for the Arts. White experienced homelessness while growing up in Baltimore, and later graduated with honors from the Baltimore School for the Arts, studied tuba at the Peabody Conservatory of Music with David Fedderly, former longtime principal tuba of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and received master’s and doctoral degrees in music at Indiana University, reportedly becoming the first African American to receive a doctorate in tuba performance. White is currently principal tuba of the New Mexico Philharmonic and an associate professor of tuba/euphonium at Indiana University. The screening will include a performance by White and current students from the Baltimore School for the Arts, as well as a question-and-answer session with the film’s producers. More information about the screenings is here.
Posted February 7, 2019