Quinteto Latino is flutist Diane Grubbe, oboist Kyle Bruckmann, clarinetist Leslie Tagorda, bassoonist Shawn Jones and Armando Castellano, founder and French hornist. (Season guest artist Jamael Smith replaces bassoonist Shawn Jones for this performance.) The quintet performs their latest commission, “The Spanglish Dances” by Victor Márquez-Barrios, “Puzzle-Tocas” by Gabriela Ortiz, “multiple winds in the distance” by Orlando Jacinto Garcia, and another QL commission, Felipe Nieto-Sáchica’s “C U Z A.”
San Francisco Bay Area-based Quinteto Latino has grown from a classical wind ensemble to a regionally and nationally recognized music education and advocacy organization with a mission to disrupt racial and economic disparities within the classical music field by championing Latino composers and musicians. Quinteto Latino works to collaborate with communities not traditionally served with chamber music and culturally relevant arts education.