World Renowned Spanish Brass will Entertain with Dynamic Range

Monday, October 10, 2011
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

Five men with instruments.Fremont, CA-One of the most lively and innovative musical projects on the international scene, Spanish Brass, world renowned for their unsurpassed performances and eclectic repertoire, is sure to entertain audiences this October at the Smith Center at Ohlone College. The quintet caters to all musical tastes, performing a wide-ranging program from J.S. Bach through Dixeland, including original music composed for the ensemble.

Spanish Brass consists of Carlos Grau (trumpet), Manuel Ortega (horn), Juanjo Salvador (trumpet), Sergio Quirós (tuba), and Indalecio Manrique (trombone), who together have developed a unique sound and creative collaborations. The band formed in 1989 and by 1996 they won the First Prize in the "Ville de Narbonne" (France) International Competition for Brass Quintets; the world's most prestigious event of its type. Since then, they have traveled worldwide.

The ensemble is also known by the name "Spanish Brass Luur Metalls." "Luur" is a Bronze Age ancestor of modern brass instruments, and "Metalls" translates to "brass" in the Valencian language of their home region in Spain. Spanish Brass has recorded multiple CDs, with their latest, The Best of Spanish Brass, released in March 2009.

Noted brass musician Philip Jones says, "To listen to a performance of Spanish Brass…is to experience a blend of Latin temperament, brilliant technique and outstanding musicality."

Don't miss this great performance at the Smith Center at Ohlone College. Tickets are available online or at the box office. Please visit, or call the Smith Center Box Office at (510) 659-6031 for more information.

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