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Allied Arts welcomes a diverse group of musicians for season finale
Mon, March 20, 2017
Humorous, talented brass ensemble closes Oklahoma State’s 2016-2017 season
One of the most popular and famous international brass troupes is visiting Stillwater to entertain fans of all genres. Mnozil Brass has captivated audiences across the globe with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. They will be performing in Oklahoma State University’s Seretean Center Concert Hall on April 4 at 8 p.m.
What began in Vienna, Austria in Josef Mnozil’s Tavern has become so well-known in concert circles that Mnozil Brass now holds more than 120 concerts a year around the world. The ensemble came together as an offbeat performing septet in 1992 and now tour internationally sharing their iconic and clever musical talent.
“Mnozil Brass may not be a household name, but it should be. Their music capabilities are unmatched, but it the delivery of the music that has a definite wow factor,” said Brandon Mitts, Arts, Culture and Entertainment manager. “They are hilarious and magical. I wish everyone at OSU and in the Stillwater area could see this performance. It will be positively inspiring.”
Mnozil performs a wide repertoire of music. The group is known for its humorous presentations of classical favorites, jazz standards and popular hits, such as a unique cover of Queen’s 1975 hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.” They utilize traditional brass instruments and more unusual instruments such as the customized rotary valved trumpet and bass trumpet. Many of their performances also incorporate other elements such as humor and lyrics making for a truly colorful performance.
Tickets for the performance are $20 for adults and $10 for OSU students and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.okstate.edu or by phone at 405-744-7509. Tickets will also be available at the Seretean Center Concert Hall the evening of the performance beginning at 6:30. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
The Mnozil Brass performance is the final installment in the 2016-2017 OSU Allied Arts series. For decades, the OSU Allied Arts office has brought top-notch talent to the Oklahoma State University campus. The Allied Arts office seeks to enrich the lives of students through the arts. Allied Arts will host eight performances during the year. For more information about Allied Arts and Mnozil Brass, visit alliedarts.okstate.edu.