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TubaChristmas 2008

For nearly 30 years, hundreds of tuba, euphonium and baritone players, amateurs and professionals, have gathered in Kansas City to perform in the annual TubaChristmas concert.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, MO – The first TubaChristmas took place in 1974 at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City and it then spread to other cities. KCUR's Laura Spencer spoke with the Kansas City Symphony's Executive Director Frank Byrne and asked him to describe the event.

The Kansas City Symphony presents TUBACHRISTMAS 2008 on Saturday, December 20 at noon at the Lyric Theatre. The performance is FREE and open to the public.

Event Schedule:
10 a.m. - REHEARSAL

Note: Participants will pay a $5 registration fee at the Lyric Theatre.

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