Ready to have a fun night out with the whole family? The Mnozil Brass is excited to offer a hysterical new show featuring the very best numbers spanning the ensemble's illustrious 25-year-long career. The Austrian band, known as the Monty Python of the music world, seamlessly combines slapstick comedy with extraordinary musical ability. Audiences will be treated to the ensemble's greatest works—in new combinations—for an over-the-top fun, virtuosic and laugh-out-loud experience.
Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world's premier brass ensembles. Seamlessly blending technical virtuosity and comedic brilliance, this brass septet is an international sensation. With over 130 performances a year, the group has sold out houses worldwide. It is no wonder that their videos have garnered millions of YouTube views and their fans travel countless miles to hear them play.
"Musicality and brassy mischief." ~KCMetropolis
"Mnozil Brass is one of the funniest, and most creative, chamber groups on the planet." ~Classicalit
The group's recent returns to North America were hailed as "seriously funny" and "whimsically brazen." Their shows include Yes! Yes! Yes!,
which blends original compositions with classical favorites, jazz standards and popular hits—and Cirque
, where the musicians combat the monkey business of daily life with music and humor, and transform the stage into a musical flea circus. 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.
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" (almost impossible to find an English translation, but best rendered as a kind of 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.
For ages 15+
Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall (Bldg F)
*Free parking is available from the entrance on Fabian Way
Contact: Michelle Shabtai | [email protected]