Tuba or Not Tuba: Maestro Simonetti Leaves a Big Legacy


Vincent Simonetti, founding conductor of the Durham Symphony Orchestra, has a heart as big as the brass instrument that brought him to North Carolina a slew of years ago  And now he and his wife Ethel have created a museum to display over 300 tubas that this Maestro of Low Brass has collected, first as a player of prodigious skill and renown and then as the long-time proprietor of the largest tuba emporium on the planet. For details, see this handsome article in the N&O.

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