Quinteto Latino blends the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin American music with the sumptuous voices of the wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. Founded by French hornist Armando Castellano, this unique ensemble is dedicated to a dual mission: to expand the cultural boundaries of classical music and to make that music available, relevant, and inspiring to entirely new audiences.
Quinteto Latino's presentations are always age and grade appropriate. Interacting with the music and the musicians themselves is encouraged , and musical concepts are brought to life through both sounds and movements.
Raices de Nuestra Musica/Our Musical Roots
Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $1,220
Quinteto Latino celebrates cultural awareness and pride by exploring the native songs, music, and languages of five countries. Each musician highlights a particular region and engages the audience through repetition and rhythm. Students can delve into the tropical history of Hawaii, singing along with "Aloha-Oe" or snap to the jazzy American tune "Take the A Train." Quinteto Latino encourages students to participate and help make cultural ties to their own home while exploring language and songs from all over the world.
Composer, Musician, Audience
Grades: K-12 - Pricing: $1,200
Quinteto Latino weaves together music of Latin America with stories from their own life experiences. The three groups of people needed for a successful concert are explored: composers - who write the music to be performed, the musicians - who present the music in an exciting way for each audience, and the most important component, the audience, illustrating how each student can best engage in any live performance.