Tuba Bach begins its 2017 concert season early this year to celebrate a special event, the Tuba Bach and Harlem Quartet collaboration CD release, With Strings Attached. The concert will feature the Grammy Award winning Harlem Quartet: Ilmar Gavilan, violin; Melissa White, violin; Jaime Amador, viola; Felix Umansky, cello and Ed Mallett, tuba and euphonium. . They will perform music from the new recording, compositions by Jan Bach, David Gillingham, Ron Newman and Roland Szentpali, as well as pieces by W.A. Mozart, Duke Ellington and Big Rapids' own emerging composer, Noah Mallett.