The Marble & Brass Series

Photo courtesy of Michael Marsland

The Beinecke Library and Brass have an ongoing collaboration that is known as the Marble and Brass series. This series is the longest continually running series in the Beinecke’s robust lineup of musical offerings. The idea is simple: the rich architectural beauty of the Beinecke Library has, as a side effect, created a premier space for musical performance that is especially well-suited to the rich, resonant timbre of brass instruments. The Beinecke mezzanine receives the depth of sound that brass instruments produce and creates a 360 degree immersion into the tonal space.

Brass first revived the previously dormant concert series in the Spring of 2000. Since then Marble and Brass has continually increased in popularity. Now the series thrills over 300 people at the annual holiday concert, packing every corner of the Beinecke mezzanine.

Upcoming Concerts

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020, 5:15 pm: Brass Rocks! A 20th Anniversary Celebration [POSTPONED]

Join us for the culminating concert of our 20th season and a celebration of 20 years of the Marble & Brass series. As we play the best of classic rock re-imagined for brass instruments, we will feature numerous world premiere arrangements and the return of key Brass alumni. Come celebrate our 20 year journey with us!

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, 121 Wall Street, New Haven. Free admission.

Past Concerts

The concerts of the Marble and Brass series have varied widely in their theme and musical genre. Brass strives to continue to bring innovative and engaging musical programs to the series each year. Below is a list of the concerts in the series. Click on a concert to view the program for that concert.