M5 Mexican Brass to perform at Outer Banks Forum

By on February 28, 2019

Come out and be mesmerized by M5 Mexican Brass, Latin America’s most successful, internationally recognized brass quintet.

M5 Mexican Brass will be the fifth performance of the 36th season of the Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. All programs are held at First Flight High School.

“Combining their skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, matchless Latin American charm, and their own sound, M5 concerts are unique musical–theatre concert experiences,” said David Connaughton, president of the Outer Banks Forum. “Enjoy an incredible evening!”

The quintet was founded in 2005 as a combination of high-class music and humor.

The “5” in M5 includes German-born Alexander Freund on trumpet. In August of 2018, he began his position as professor of trumpet at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Oscar Villegas Miranda, also a trumpet player, co-founded the group with Freund and is the principal trumpet and soloist with the Philharmonic of Toluca.

Juan Carlos Quiterio Miguel on French Horn is currently principal horn player of the Philharmonic Orschestra of Toluca.

Jose’ Lopez Juarez, known as “Tuba Jose,” has been principal tuba with the Pachuca Symphony Orchestra since 2002.

Roberto Carlos Cruz on trombone is the youngest member of the quintet.

Celebrating their 14th anniversary year, M5 looks back at more than 1,000 concerts on five continents.

They have toured the U.S. and Canada since 2008, made their South American debut in Cartegena in 2012, Algeria in 2013, China in 2014, Chile in 2015, the Bahamas in 2016, and Germany and Peru in 2017. Whew!

The group is comfortable in venues ranging from the Kennedy Center, to high school and university auditoriums.

Much of M5’s efforts are dedicated to education, including school concerts, workshops and master classes.

In the past decade, they have performed more than 500 educational concerts for 200,000 children in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

The M5 Mexican Brass performance is sponsored by The Outer Banks Hospital.

Individual tickets are $28 for adults and $15 for students under 17, including NC sales tax. Tickets can be purchased at www.outerbanksforum.tix.com and at the door the night of the performance.

Any questions, please email info@outerbanksforum.org. For more general information, visit the Outer Banks Forum on Facebook or visit www.outerbanksforum.org.

The Outer Banks Forum for the Lively Arts is a non-profit organization that brings an annual series of seven outstanding diverse concerts to the area and provides opportunities for youth to participate in the arts.

All of the performances are partially underwritten by community businesses.

Additional performance information:

Another example of the OBX Forum involving youth in the performing arts is through the inclusion of middle and high school students as additional performers.

A trio from Manteo High School will perform quietly as people enter this Forum performance and the Neophonic Trumpet “Choir,” with students from Currituck Middle (CMS) and High (CHS) Schools, as well as, First Flight High (FFHS), will play during intermission.

Playing chamber music, the trio will include sophmore Jillian Pendelton on violin, senior William Pendletonon cello, and director Roy Murray on flute.

The Neophonic Trumpet “Choir” includes freshman Emily Yurasek (FFHS), senior Parker Duck (FFHS), 8th grader CJ East (CMS), junior Lilly East (CHS), and Chris East, father.

Also included, playing classical music, are junior Anna Beasley (FFHS) playing bass, piano accompanist Nell Long, and director Roy Murray.

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