New Jersey Stage

Monday, August 8, 2011

State Theatre presents Spanish Brass

(New Brunswick, NJ) -- —State Theatre presents Spanish Brass on Friday, August 12, 2011 at 8pm. Spanish Brass is one of the world's finest brass quintets, ranking up there with the Empire Brass and Canadian Brass. Tickets Range from $15-38.

The Spanish Brass program includes Johann Sebastian Bach's Aria, from the Goldberg Variations and Toccata and Fugue in D minor; Anthony Plog, Four Sketches; Enrique Granados, Andaluza (Danza española No. 5); Gerónimo Giménez, Intermedio (La Boda de Luis Alonso; Tomás Bretón, Seguidillas (La Verbena de la Paloma); Nino Rota, Un po' di Fellini; Pascual Piqueras, De Cai; Antônio Carlos Jobim, Chega de Saudade; Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder; and Fats Waller, Handful of Keys.

Spanish Brass is Carlos Benetó Grau (trumpet), Juanjo Serna Salvador (trumpet), Manuel Pérez Ortega (french horn), Indalecio Bonet Manrique (trombone), and Sergio Finca Quirós (tuba).

Created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians, Spanish Brass quickly gained world recognition for its performances, educational activities, and creative collaborations. Since capturing first prize in the 1996 Narbonne (France) International Brass Quintet Competition, this brilliant quintet has enthralled audiences worldwide. Their versatile and creative programming breaks the boundaries between pop, classical, Latin, and traditional music. Beside the evocative music of Spain, highlights of their repertoire include Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, and Antonio Carlos Jobimbut they are equally at home in Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces and traditional American spirituals. The group has recorded over a dozen CDs, the latest being the 20th anniversary compilation, The Best of Spanish Brass, on the Marquis label.

For tickets or more information, call the State Theatre ticket office at 732-246-SHOW (7469), or visit us online at www.StateTheatreNJ.org. The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 10am to 6pm; Wednesday 11am to 7pm; Friday 10am to 5pm; and at least two hours prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732-247-7200, ext. 517.

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