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Spanish Brass will embark on three tours in the United States this year, starting the first one on January 5. A month of concerts, educational performances, and masterclasses will take them through Hawai’i, Illinois, New York, Oregon, California, and Texas. The Kiawanda Community Center is a perfect setting for the group to play and enchant Pacific City and surrounding communities on Sunday, January 21. 2024 from 3-5pm.
During this tour, the quintet will present their new artistic proposal, celebrating their 35th anniversary by returning to their purest roots as a brass quintet. They will intertwine some of the most significant works from their career with new compositions or adaptations written expressly for the occasion.
Founded in 1989, Spanish Brass has graced more than 2,000 stages worldwide and released thirty-two albums. In 1996, it won the First Prize at the 6th International Competition for Brass Quintets “Ville de Narbonne” (France), considered the most prestigious for this formation. In 2017, it received the I Bankia Prize for Musical Talent in the Valencian Community, and in 2019, the Espai Ter Music Prize in Torroella de Montgrí for the project Mira si hem corregut terres… They hold five Carles Santos Awards by the Valencian Institute of Culture, and in 2020, they received the National Music Prize in the Interpretation category by the Ministry of Culture of Spain.
Spanish Brass has performed in the world’s most important festivals, performed at the Prince of Asturias Awards ceremony (1995), and annually organizes two brass festivals: Spanish Brass Alzira-SBALZ (www.sbalz.com) and Brassurround Torrent (www.brassurround.com).
Spanish Brass plays with Shires trumpets, Paxman horn, Shires trombone, and Melton tuba, using Romera Brass mouthpieces and mutes, along with the BlackBinder app. Additionally, it uses and owns Bags, a brand of instrument cases.
Spanish Brass is supported by the Institut Valencià de Cultura and the Ministry of Culture-INAEM.
Admission: $20 at the door, $5 under 18 yrs.
Contact: Colleen Hofer 360-513-7632
Admission at Door Cash or Check