Washington, D.C. --
A Marine brass quintet will perform as part of the National Museum of American History’s Star-Spangled American Music Series, “illuminating America’s musical heritage, through its composers, songwriters, iconic performers, and musical trends.” The quintet will perform free 20-minute concerts on Thursday, July 26, at 12, 1, and 2 p.m. on the concert stage.
Coordinated by group leader trumpet/cornetist Master Sgt. Susan Rider, the program will feature selections by English and American composers including a march by John Philip Sousa, Ralph Vaughn Williams’ English Folk Song Suite, Eric Maschowitz and Manning Sherwin’s A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, George Gershwin’s Summertime from Porgy and Bess, and New Orleans Rhythm Kings’ Tin Roof Blues.
Members of the quintet include trumpet/cornetists Master Sgt. Rider and Staff Sgt. Chris Larios, French horn player Staff Sgt. Brigette Knox, trombonist Staff Sgt. Christopher Reaves, and tuba player Master Sgt. Mark Thiele.
The concerts are free; no tickets are required. The National Museum of American History is located at 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. For more information visit http://americanhistory.si.edu.