Tubist Tony Zilincik to play guest recital March 2

Marshall University’s School of Music and Theatre will welcome tubist Tony Zilincik to the Smith Recital Hall stage for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, on Marshall’s Huntington campus.

Zilincik, an associate professor of music at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, is known for presenting new music in different ways. In 2012, he joined 200 other musicians to perform his own “Tower Thunder” in an 80-foot-tall, 25-foot-diameter concrete tower at the Olive Ranch in Geyserville, California.

In addition to teaching tuba and composition and theory, Zilincik also directs the brass choir and Capital Thunder, Capital’s tuba/euphonium ensemble. Zilincik plays the tuba in the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, the Capital Brass quintet and the Cathedral Brass quintet at St. Joseph Cathedral. He is also the E-flat tuba soloist with the Brass Band of Columbus. Zilincik has performed with such touring Broadway shows as “Annie,” “The Lion King” and “Mary Poppins.”

In addition to performing and teaching, Zilincik coordinates Capital’s New Music Festival, an annual celebration of contemporary composers, and directs Merry TUBACHRISTMAS Columbus. Also a prolific composer, his works have received performances throughout the United States and in Europe. Many are published by Cimarron Music.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public. For more information call Dr. George Palton, who teaches tuba at Marshall, at 304-696-3117 or e-mail palton@marshall.edu.