Quinteto Latino is a non-profit performing arts Organization that is expanding the cultural boundaries of classical and contemporary music, making that music available, relevant, and inspiring to entirely new audiences.
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Quinteto Latino blends the vibrant colors and vigorous rhythms of Latin American music with the sumptuous voices of the wind quintet: flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon. Whether exploring new twists on traditional folk songs or premiering works by living composers, these five musicians perform with impeccable artistry and infectious energy – educating, enriching, and entertaining listeners of all ages and backgrounds.

Founded in 2004 by French horn player Armando Castellano, this unique ensemble is passionately dedicated to a dual mission: to expand the cultural boundaries of classical music, and to make that music available, relevant, and inspiring to entirely new audiences. The musicians of Quinteto Latino trained in the nation’s top conservatories, and work regularly with ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet.

Through varied and innovative work in venues both traditional and non-traditional, these committed artists forge lasting connections with audiences across cultural, class, and ethnic lines.

     
CELEBRATING LATIN AMERICAN COMPOSITION
 
Quinteto Latino champions Latino/a and Latin American composers as an essential part of a classical music tradition commonly perceived as predominantly Euro-American. Through commissioning and research, we advocate for more awareness and performances of new and existing works.
 
SUPPORTING EMERGING LATINO CLASSICAL MUSICIANS
 
As mentors and partners, Quinteto Latino works with other arts and educational organizations to help address ongoing racial and economic disparities within the professional classical music field. Young players of color need to know they’re not alone.
 
BUILDING BRIDGES IN THE COMMUNITY
Beyond performing formal chamber music recitals, Quinteto Latino also regularly engages culturally and economically diverse audiences in community centers from East San Jose to the South Bronx. They have performed literally hundreds of school assemblies in San Francisco and throughout Northern California.
   
   
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CD NOW AVAILABLE
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Don't have your own copy of our CD yet? Get yours from Amazon, CD Baby or iTunes! 100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet - Quinteto Latino

Read Maria Nockin's glowing review of our CD, 100 Years of Mexican Music for Wind Quintet in Fanfare Magazine! >