Spanish Brass: Neskowin Chamber Music
Spanish Brass, the acclaimed ensemble of brass players from that country, will present a concert in the Neskowin Chamber Music series on Sunday, April 8th at 3 p.m. at Nestucca Elementary School, 36925 Highway 101 in Cloverdale. They gave a special Christmas concert there in 2015.
Spanish Brass was created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians as an innovative project that quickly gained worldwide fame for its performances, educational activities, and creative collaborations. Spanish Brass has given hundreds of concerts around the world in such prestigious venues as the Great American Brass Band Festival, the New York Brass Conference, the Julliard School of Music, the National Gallery in Washington D.C., the Festival de Musique de Radio-France, and the Granada International Festival, among many other places. The winner of many awards, the group has been a leader in international music education, giving courses and master classes worldwide.
Members include: Carlos Beneto and Juanjo Serna, trumpets; Manolo Perez, French horn; Indalecio Bonet, trombone; and Sergio Finca, tuba. Known for their versatile programming and state-of-the art staging, the Spanish Brass has created such shows as “25 Years” (brass quintet), “Metal-lics,” “Brass, Brass, Brass” (educational concerts), and “Brassiana” (jazz trio). The group also runs two brass festivals in Spain: the SBALZ Festival in Alzira and the Spanish BrasSurround.
“The Brass captivated the audience in their last performance with us,” says Fran Madachy, president of the Neskowin board. “As well as being consummate musicians, they are fun to watch because they are in constant motion when they play. They literally blew the roof off the gymnasium.”