Saturday, January 2, 2016

Welcome 2016!

As we say goodbye to 2015, the Ubers are taking a moment to reflect on the great year we had and optimistically anticipate 2016.
2015 brought both farewells and welcomes for the Ubers.  We said goodbye to one of our founding members, Jeremiah Frederick, and we officially welcomed Anna Jacobson and Liz Deitemyer as regular members.   Even though we are officially now just four members- the Uber Horn Quartet is still definitely “more than a quartet!”

2015 was our first year blogging as a quartet. We have really enjoyed putting together our videos and written content and we hope you have been enjoying our material.   We are already planning some creative posts for 2016.

We spent our past summer working on a new program and were thrilled to present it at Ball State’s Horn Day in September.

Gene Berger was such a generous host (he even bought us all prime rib) and we had a wonderful experience working with his attendees and presenting a recital of our own at BSU. Their facilities are magnificent and we hope to be back there again!

In December we played several holiday programs around Chicago, which included a few arrangements by our own Anna Jacobson and Liz Deitemyer.   We hope that in some way, somehow, you will be able to hear these excellent arrangements for yourself, perhaps by next holiday season, but I digress…

2016 will be our busiest year yet! January takes us down south to Central Arkansas University (and hopefully warmer temperatures) for a horn day with host Brent Shires.  That same week we will also be the featured artists at the Illinois Wesleyan University “Winter Horn Fest” where we will present a masterclass and recital.  In April we will visit University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with Bruce Atwell, in coordination with Don Krause of Horns-A-Plenty, to present a day of horn there.  We anticipate spending the hottest weeks of the summer indoors (like in a sound-proofed room with air-conditioning & microphones).

We have many other projects on the table, so stay tuned for more updates and announcements. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you in 2016, friends!