Marietta Brass Marches Onward

The Marietta Brass Quintet (l. to r.): Carr Everbach, Kevin Murphy, Phil Runkel, Gil Rose and Bill Nazzaro.

The Marietta Brass Quintet (l. to r.): Carr Everbach, Kevin Murphy, Phil Runkel, Gil Rose and Bill Nazzaro.

Swarthmore’s Marietta Brass Quintet, which plays a free concert next Sunday, May 7, is in its tenth year as a performing ensemble, with inevitable personnel changes over time. But, says Swarthmore College Classics professor emeritus Gil Rose, the group is “as good as it’s ever been” since he and Swarthmore Engineering professor Carr Everbach founded Marietta in 2008.

Trumpeter Rose and trombonist Everbach are joined in the classic quintet lineup by “new kids” including Swarthmore alumnus Kevin Murphy on trumpet, Phil Runkel on French horn, and Bill Nazzaro on tuba.

Rose says the group’s playlist is “eclectic — basically the classical repertoire, but ranging into classic jazz and some folk music.” On the set list for the Sunday 3 p.m. Marietta Brass performance at Lang Concert Hall are works by George Gershwin, J. S. Bach, Victor Ewald, and others.

The concert is free and open to all members of the community.

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