The Hope College Great Performance Series will continue its 2022-23 season with Spanish Brass on Thursday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall of the Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts.
Consisting of Carlos Benetó and Juanjo Serna on trumpet, Manolo Pérez on the horn, Indalecio Bonet on trombone, and Sergio Finca on tuba, Spanish Brass has earned acclaim as the most dynamic and consolidated groups on the international music stage. The quintet has a 33-year trajectory in the world of chamber music, which has led to various awards.
In 1996 the ensemble won First Prize in the Sixth International “Ville de Narbonne” Brass Quintet Competition (France), considered the most prestigious for this formation. In 2017 Spanish Brass received First Prize in the Bankia Awards for Musical Talent of the Comunitat de Valencia, and in 2019 received the Espai Ter de Música Award. The quintet has also been awarded four Carles Santos Awards for its CDs “XXX” (2019), “Mira si hem corregut terres…” (2019), “Les Aventures de Monsieur Jules” (2020) and “Spanish Brass (a) LIVE” (2022). In 2020 the ensemble received the Spanish National Music Award.
Alongside its performance activities, Spanish Brass organizes two festivals, international in scope, devoted to brass instruments: the Festival Spanish Brass Alzira and the Brassurround, where every year some of the most prestigious international brass soloists, groups and teachers gather.
Tickets are $26 for regular admission, $22 for senior citizens, and $7 for children 18 and under. Tickets are available at the college’s Events and Conferences Office located downtown in the Anderson-Werkman Financial Center (100 E. Eighth St.). The office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at 616-395-7890. Tickets can also be purchased online at hope.edu/tickets
The full lineup of the Great Performance Series and more on Spanish Brass, including a video preview, is available at hope.edu/gps
Audience members who need assistance to fully enjoy any event at Hope are encouraged to contact the college’s Events and Conferences Office by emailing email@example.com or calling 616-395-7222 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Updates related to events are posted when available in the individual listings at hope.edu/calendar
The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts is located at 221 Columbia Ave, between 9th and 10th streets.