Mesa Public Library Brings Antoine White To Fuller Lodge

Dr. Antoine White/Courtesy photo


The staff at Mesa Public Library is pleased to present Dr. Richard  Antoine White live at Fuller Lodge on Thursday, Aug. 11. This free public program will open  with a performance by the Los Alamos Jazz Project youth ensemble at 6 p.m. on the lawn in front  of Fuller Lodge, followed by a presentation and short performance by Dr. White at 7p.m. and a  book signing just before 8 p. p.m.  

Dr. White’s presentation, R.A.W. Tuba: The Power of Overcoming, Resilience, and  Determination, will focus on his own deeply personal and inspiring story about overcoming  seemingly insurmountable odds to achieve unprecedented success in his field. As Principal  Tubist for the New Mexico Philharmonic and Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, he has spent two  decades performing on the world’s classical music stages and was recently featured  on NPR’s Fresh Air, Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show, and PBS NewsHour after the publication of  his autobiography I’m Possible: A Story of Survival, a Tuba, and the Small Miracle of a Big  Dream. He is the subject of the powerful documentary film R.A.W. Tuba which won national  acclaim. Dr. White is a tenured professor of tuba/euphonium in the Department of Music at the University of New Mexico. In 2021, he was honored with UNM’s distinguished Research and  Creative Works Leadership Award. 

Ryan Finn, Band Director for Los Alamos Public Schools and Jazz Director for Santa Fe  Youth Symphony Association, was instrumental (pun intended) in organizing a student music  ensemble for this special program. He regularly shares Dr. White’s documentary with his  students as part of his curriculum. As a result, many students are eager for the opportunity to see  Dr. White in person in Los Alamos.  

This event is free to the public and is made possible by Friends of Los Alamos County Libraries.  Fuller Lodge is located at 2132 Central Avenue in Los Alamos. For more information, please go  to the event calendar at Please direct questions to Mesa Public Library’s  Program Specialist, Jessica Jenkins, at or (505) 662-8257.