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Mike's Groups: ARTS MANAGEMENT
Mike Forbes has earned an international reputation for excellence and is highly in demand as soloist, clinician, and Miraphone Artist. He is also an award winning composer fulfilling composition commissions, residencies, and writing workshops. Mike is currently recording his second solo CD recording, "Forbes Plays Forbes." His first recording, "Forbes Plays Koetsier" is available here.
The Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin's foremost large brass ensemble offering concerts throughout the U.S. Artfully engaging programs of varied repertoire along with fabulous audience rapport are token experiences of an Isthmus Brass concert. While they continue to promote their recent Summit Records release, "Isthmus Brass Christmas" they have just released their newest album, "We Need A Little Christmas."
The highly acclaimed Sotto Voce Quartet is America's premiere Tuba/Euphonium Quartet with an international performance schedule. Their 4th CD ("Take This Hammer: Works Composed for Sotto Voce") has met with critical acclaim. Always on a mission to educate, SVQ recently performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Texas Music Educators Association's conference last year.
"The Isthmus Brass Quintet & Percussion" is the hippest thing to happen to the brass quintet. This rockin' sextet focuses on popular musical styles such as jazz, funk, latin, and classic rock and is a subset of the larger Isthmus Brass. When your venue calls for a smaller chamber brass group, but with the same diversity of repertoire and virtuosic style as the Isthmus Brass, give the IBQ a try.
The TransAtlantic Tuba Duo is comprised of Yamaha Solo Tuba Artists, Sérgio Carolino and Mike Forbes. Always trying to find new performance opportunities for their art, their instruments, and their music, these virtuosic tubists have recently formed this duo and released “Full Tilt,” a new recording featuring original and arranged works for tuba duo with percussion. Sérgio & Mike have collaborated for years as orchestral performers, teachers, and supporters of each other’s many projects, and in 2016 they decided to form this duo to feature the unique possibilities of virtuosic tuba performance coupled with percussion or piano accompaniments.