WMU News

Award-winning Costa Rican quartet comes to campus

Feb. 5, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Trombones de Costa Rica will appear in concert at Western Michigan University's Dalton Center Recital Hall Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 8:15 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 general admission and $5 for students and senior citizens.

Trombones de Costa Rica is the ensemble-in-residence of the National Auditorium of Costa Rica. Winners of both the 1999 Special Prize of the City of Passau, Germany, and the 1997 National Music Award, the group is considered one of the most interesting and exotic brass ensembles of the American continent. Formed in 1991, their recitals include a unique blend of classical, jazz, contemporary, and Latin music.

The quartet is often lauded for its musicality, flawless technique, and originality, which have resulted in it being considered one of the most outstanding chamber music ensembles of the hemisphere. The variety and high level of performances have led to numerous radio, television, and guest appearances throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu


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