The Quinteto Latino/Latin American Chamber Music Festival/Festival de Música de Cámara Latinoamericana will make its debut from October 15-19, 2013, with music representing Mexico, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Venezuela, and other countries. The Festival, held at various venues in San Jose and San Francisco, will include six concerts featuring popular wind ensemble ,Quinteto Latino, in performance with professional musicians from throughout the Bay Area, the United States and Latin America, educational workshops and talks, as well as performances inspiring young artists and students.
The vision for this first-ever Festival of its kind in the U.S. comes from what event producer, Armando Castellano, Quinteto Latino musician/founder and music educator, sees as a pressing need to diversify the traditional chamber music landscape rooted almost exclusively in a Western European repertoire. “We want the QL Festival to be a catalyst for change that brings Latino chamber music center stage and shows the richness of the many contributions from Latino culture to the genre,” said Castellano.
By creating a new “performance paradigm,” the Festival also wants to make chamber music, often seen as the purview of a select audience, accessible to new audiences of all ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. “Our events will differ in structure from a typical classical recital: they will be approachable and conversational, combining the focused listening of a formal concert with the atmosphere of a community event,” said Castellano.
The October 18 concert will be held at the School of Arts and Culture, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue in San Jose.
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Inspiring Young Latino Performers
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Tickets can be purchased online