R.A.W. Tuba

R.A.W. Tuba tells the story of a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness, but later in life went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor.

As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Despite enormous challenges, R.A.W. went on to become the first African-American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance from one of the most prestigious music programs in the US. Richard is now not only a tenured professor at the University of New Mexico, but he’s also the principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic.

The Baltimore School for the Arts, a rare gem in the education world for it’s extraordinary track record of success, is where his life changed from a self-described “yo boy” with little direction to becoming obsessed with Tuba and ultimately following his dreams out of poverty. The director of the Baltimore School for the Arts met Richard on a chance encounter and after a one-in-a-million audition he set off on a course that changed his life forever.

Darren Durlach (Director) and David Larson (Director) will participate in a Q&A following each screening.

100% of ticket sales from each screening will be donated to Kids in the Spotlight.

See the Film

Fri Oct 25

Bow Tie Cinemas
11940 Market St., Reston, VA 20190
5:45 pm

Sat Oct 26

Bow Tie Cinemas
11940 Market St., Reston, VA 20190
1:45 pm