Broadcast | Xian Conducts Carnival of the Animals

A pair of delightful and familiar works headline this light-hearted program that also shines the spotlight on NJSO Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher.

XIAN ZHANG conductor
DEREK FENSTERMACHER tuba
YING LI and ZITONG WANG piano

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Tuba Concerto 

SAINT-SAËNS Carnival of the Animals

Interview with Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher


Concert originally performed Apr 7–9, 2017. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark. Broadcast June 2, 2017, on WWFM.

Parking-garage tuba practice with Principal Tuba Derek Fenstermacher—because great music making doesn’t only happen on stage.


Vaughn Williams’ Tuba Concerto preview with Fenstermacher


Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals preview with Principal Cello Jonathan Spitz