Costa Rica Entertainment News – The Quinteto de Vientos Maderúrgia performed on Wednesday at 5 pm, in the first session of Music on Wednesdays at the new Museum of Pre-Columbian Art and Jade (Museo del Jade y el Arte Precolombino).
The group’s free concert took place in the Museum’s auditorium, which in the future will be the setting for a number of performances by both students and professors from the Instituto Nacional de la Música (INM) and the Centro Nacional de la Música (CNM).
As well as the exhibition halls, the Museum boasts a huge range of other spaces which it will continue to develop. The auditorium, for example, can be used for various activities relating to art.
Maderúrgia is made up of Juan José Bolaños Gordillo (flute), Josué Escamilla Piedra (oboe), Andrés Sánchez Trejos (horn), Erney Vargas Barboza (bassoon) y Juan Esteban Matamoros Elizondo (clarinet), who are all students at INM.
Wednesday’s performance was a program of two parts: the first was a sample of their academic repertoire, while the latter was a collection of Latin American pieces.
In the initial section was Quintet para vientos no. 3, by the American composer David Maslanka, and Summer Music, by Samuel Barber.
“They’re quite complicated works, but they’re very interesting. For us, including some pieces from more academic concerts is essential”, said Matamoros.
Following that, they performed the version for the woodwind quintet, Danozoneando, by Vinicio Meza and Tico-tico, by the Brazilian Zequinha de Abreu. The performance lasted for a total of one hour.
For Matamoros, concerts like these can be really important for spreading the word about their art. “We want to offer areas which give the public easy access to cultural events. How can you get better than a location right in the middle of San José, and with free entrance?” he said.
The band’s next performance will take place on the 25th September at 7 pm in La Unión. On Thursday 2nd October, they’ll also be involved with Música al Atardecer in the Teatro Nacional at 5pm.
The next free concert for Music on Wednesdays at the Jade Museum will be on 10th September, featuring the Quinteto Entre Quintos. On the 24th September, Saxurbano, a saxophone quartet will be playing, and on the 15th October, Pérez Zeledón’s Camerata de la Orquesta Sinfónica will have their turn.
Translated from La Nacion by Leah Hendre