M5 - Mexican Brass

Serious fun: from the Baroque to Broadway!

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M5 is Mexico’s foremost brass quintet, breaking the barriers of brass music genres as they take the Blues to the Opera and Bach to the back roads of Mexico. Playing everything from memory, M5 mixes classical, contemporary, folk, film and pops arrangements into concerts that merge chamber music with showmanship, costumes, lights, audience interaction and an irrepressible Latin American charm. M5 is unexpected, surprising, virtuosic and always entertaining.

M5 is portable - 5 men and their instruments. Outreach and residency activities include school assemblies, ensemble workshops, lecture- demonstrations, panel discussions, coaching on individual brass instruments, pre- concert and post-concert discussions, taught in English and/or Spanish.

 

PRESENTER COMMENTS:

Music in the Morning, Vancouver BC: We are grateful for the opportunity to have shared this amazing group of guys with Vancouver audiences. They have been incredible at getting the kids excited about music, about teaching them how to listen to music, and about the brass family of instruments – all under the cloak of serious entertainment! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Dillon MT: The musicians were outstanding and had a wonderful stage presence. Repertoire selection was great and very audience friendly. This was one of the highest attended concerts we have had in years and our audience really enjoyed this performance.

Carpenter Center at CSU Long Beach CA: Our engagement with Metales M5 was WONDERFUL! The audience had a terrific time - standing ovation and lots of compliments! They gave two workshops at a high school and were brilliant – those students were riveted watching them. They will be back!!

Modesto Community Concerts , Modesto CA: We had a wonderful time together….to do outreach and our concert on the same day is remarkable. Everyone they met was charmed and interested in their future.

Shuler Theater, Raton NM: Metales was a hit, a big hit. The audience loved them and begged for more. This is a very nice group of guys with their act together – quite professional, no problems. They loved playing a theater with great acoustics.

Lamar CO Community Concerts: The school matinee was dynamic and very enthusiastically received. The Spanish-speaking kids loved having their language spoken during the program. Southwest Colorado Concerts, Cortez CO: Their stage personality is relaxed and interactive. We enjoyed them and the men enjoyed performing for us. The audience was absolutely thrilled. Sandwich Opera House, Sandwich IL: They have outstanding musicianship and are loads of fun. The high school students were spellbound

University of Florida, Gainesville: They were great. The K-5 school performance drew 1,650.

Pro Musica - San Miguel de Allende, MX: M5 is a consistent hit with our cultured and discerning audiences, offering a delightful blend of fine music, wry humor, great staging and a winning rapport with the audience…and they play in tune!