The University of Mary Washington Faculty Brass Quintet will present “Give My Regards to Broadway!” on Saturday, June 18 at 7 p.m. in Fredericksburg’s Market Square as part of a new concert series. Admission is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs.
An event of the American Music Concert Series, the performance will feature a mix of Broadway and patriotic music and marches. The quintet also will feature a set of authentic civil war brass band numbers.
The Faculty Brass Quintet features world-class brass UMW faculty members, including founder and trombonist Kevin Bartram, who also directs the award-winning UMW Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to Bartram, members of the quintet include Jim Ford and David Mersiovsky on the trumpet, Jeremy Cucco on the French horn and Gary Carper on the tuba. Ford and Carper are adjunct instructors of music at the university.
Founded in 2009, the Faculty Brass Quintet has performed at major university functions, including commencement and inaugurations and local events.
The series, co-sponsored by UMW and Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center, will feature seven concerts throughout the summer in Market Square, including three performances by UMW groups. In addition to the Faculty Brass performance, the Philharmonic Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, with a repeat performance at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 4 at Pratt Park. The series will conclude at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, with a performance by the UMW Faculty Jazz Combo.
“We are excited to partner with the Fredericksburg Area Museum to provide a spark to local summer entertainment. Market Square is an underutilized asset in our community, and is ideal for concerts,” said Bartram.
For more information, call (540) 654-1012 or visit www.umw.edu/music.