West Virginia State University to Present Trombones de Costa Rica on Feb. 4

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Jan. 28, 2016
West Virginia State University to Present Trombones de Costa Rica on Feb. 4

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will present the chamber music ensemble Trombones de Costa Rica, on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. in the F. S. Belcher Theater of the Davis Fine Arts Building located on the school’s Institute campus.  

The event is free and open to the public.

Internationally acclaimed Trombones de Costa Rica will share music from their two-decade journey as a trombone quartet.  They will perform selections from a wide range of musical genres including Costa Rica, Latin America and standard classical repertoire.  Paquito D’Rivera, Grammy-nominated saxophone and clarinet virtuoso and 2005 National Medal of Arts recipient, has described Trombones de Costa Rica as “one of the most interesting brass ensembles that I have heard in years.”

The WVSU Cultural Activities Committee in cooperation with the WVSU Department of Music, joined to bring Trombones de Costa Rica to the area.

On Thursday Feb. 4, Trombones de Costa Rica will teach a master class geared towards brass players between 12:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. in the band room of the Davis Fine Arts Building at WVSU’s main campus. The master class is free and open to the public.  Anyone interested in attending the master class should contact Karla Neal at kneal4@wvstateu.edu.

For more information about Trombones de Costa Rica, visit www.trombonesdecostarica.com.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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