Musical Instruments Gallery Talk and Demonstration

Performer, restorer, and historian Mark R. Jones will talk about the history, design, and musical role of the tuba in the United States during the mid 19th century. Jones will demonstrate a Boston-made tuba, made by Graves and Company in the 1850s for the Lawrence Brass Band. Also on hand for comparison and discussion will be three other Boston tubas of the same period from the MFA’s collection.