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“Quirky” Austrian Brass Band To Perform at the Weis Center

Mar 24, 2016 11:10AM ● By Ryan Frisch

As part of their Yes, Yes, Yes Tour, Mnozil Brass will perform on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University

Their performances seamlessly blend original compositions with classical favorites, jazz standards, and popular hits. As always, the repertoire is presented with the group's iconic humor and wit in scenes so clever that they would be worthy of Monty Python.

The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Arts initiative.

This performance is dedicated in loving memory of Bucknell Professor Slava Yastremski who passed away last fall.

Patrons are encouraged to come early. From 6:30-7:30 p.m. there will be a free local artists’ exhibit in the Weis Center lobby kicking off the Susquehanna River Arts 5th Annual Studio Tour on April 9 and 10.

There will also be a post-performance reception with the artists in the Weis Center lobby.

Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world's premier brass ensembles. With more than 130 performances a year, the group has captivated audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit.

Mnozil Brass take their name from the Gasthaus Mnozil, a restaurant across the street from the Vienna Conservatory, where, in 1992, seven young brass musicians met and began playing at a monthly open-mic.

Since then, the group has embraced repertoire for all ages and stages of life: from folk to classical to jazz to pop, all executed with the same fearlessness, immense technical skill, and typical Viennese “schmäh” (sarcastic charm).

In their time away from touring, Mnozil Brass has recorded eight albums and six DVDs. They've collaborated on three operetta and opera productions, and composed and recorded the music for the 2006 film Freundschaft.

The group has been nominated for the Amadeus Austrian Music Award and won the prestigious Salzburger Stier Cabaret Prize in 2006.

Tickets for the performance are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors 62+, $15 for youth 18 and under, $15 for Bucknell employees and retirees (limit 2), $10 for Bucknell students (limit 2), and $15 for non-Bucknell college students (limit 2). Tickets can be purchased online at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-577-1000.

Tickets are also available in person from several locations including the Weis Center lobby (weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) and the CAP Center Box Office, located on the ground floor of the Elaine Langone Center (weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.).

For more information about this performance contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach director, at 570-577-3727 or lisa.leighton@bucknell.edu

The next event in the Weis Center’s 2015-16 Series is a Renaissance sacred music performance by The Tallis Scholars on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weis Center.

For more information about the Weis Center for the Performing Arts, visit Bucknell.edu/WeisCenter or Facebook.com/WeisCenter.

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