World-renowned quartet Trombones de Costa Rica is set to perform in the Wattenbarger Auditorium of the Bryan Fine Arts Building. A Center Stage event, the show is free and open to the public.
Founded in 1991, TCR distinguishes itself by its clear projection to varied audiences through recitals and educational programs. The variety of the group’s repertoire presents a mix of standard classical and Costa Rican music, and the ensemble has commissioned works from composers worldwide.
“[This] is one of the most interesting brass ensembles I’ve heard in years,” said famed saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera.
TCR has served as guest ensemble and faculty for several prestigious festivals, including the 2003 Brazilian and Latin American Trombone Festival, 2001 and 2002 international Trombone Association annual festival, 2003 Eastern Trombone Workshop and 2005 Big Twelve Trombone Conference.
In 2001, the group developed the Trombones de Costa Rica International Festival, which brings prominent guest artists and students from the United States and Latin America to Costa Rica.
The ensemble has also made several recordings, including Contrastes, Imagenes, and Trombonismos.