Center Stage Series: Spanish Brass to perform at Luther College Sept. 16

Known as one of the most dynamic brass groups on the international music scene, the quintet Spanish Brass will lead off Luther College's 2017-18 Center Stage Series at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life on Luther's campus.

Tickets, on sale in Luther's Ticket Office, are $28 for adults, $26 for seniors age 65 and older and $15 for youth ages 4-18, and may be purchased online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or [email protected] Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

The performance is sponsored by Gundersen Health System.

Having recorded more than 20 albums and being known worldwide for its performances, educational activities and collaborations, Spanish Brass dazzles audiences with a wide range of styles from baroque to flamenco to jazz. The quintet has given hundreds of concerts around the world in prestigious venues and events such as the Great American Brass Band Festival, the Juilliard School of Music, Cheju Summer Festival in Korea, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, National Auditorium in Madrid, Kalavrita Festival in Greece, Barcelona Auditorium and Festival de Inverno de Brasília.

After they won the first prize in the 1996 Narbonne International Brass Quintet Competition, the top event of its kind in the world, French trumpeter Bernard Soustrot said, "Of all the first prize winners of the Narbonne Competition, the Spanish Brass is the best since the competition was founded in 1986."

A national liberal arts college with an enrollment of 2,000, Luther offers an academic curriculum that leads to the Bachelor of Arts degree in more than 60 majors and pre-professional programs. For more information about Luther visit the college's website: http://www.luther.edu.

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