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Notable graduates: Tom Curry — Double major toots his own horn with the tuba in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet
Though he can't tell you exactly why he began playing the tuba, other than it was a challenge, Tom Curry can assure you of his passion for music and incorporating it into today's culture.
When other 11-year-olds were out doing whatever 11-year-olds did in 1960, Bill Farlow could be found in the library in El Paso, Texas, head buried in an opera score, following along to the music as he listened to the recording. “I had watched old opera movies on television, and El Paso had a fine symphony and opera. I started learning about opera 50 years ago and it took,” says Farlow.
The Faculty Concert Series at the School of Music presents guitarist Javier Calderón at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in Mills Hall. Calderón has chosen works by Bach and Spanish and Latin-American composers for his solo recital.