Mexican Brass

“Brilliant, charming, extraordinary, funny, joyous, magical, spectacular, unique, wacky and wonderful…”

Thursday, February 28 at 8:00 pm

Wright Auditorium

Reserved seating by zone: $45/$35/$25/$15. Single tickets on sale September 3 at 8:00 am. 

Available now in full or pick-five subscription packages


Latin America’s most successful brass quintet has a significant international following because of their exceptional musicianship and sense of humor. Combining their skills at virtuosic chamber music in all styles, non-stop interaction with the audience, inborn showmanship, inimitable Latin American charm, and their very own sound, M5 concerts are unique musical-theatrical experiences. Hear one of Mexico’s most active cultural ambassadors in Wright Auditorium. 

Performance timing

Two acts with an intermission.


“M5 is the best thing to come out of Mexico since tequila! Their sense of style, showmanship, and virtuosity is a rare treat not to be missed.” -Martin Hackelman, former hornist of Canadian Brass and Empire Brass

About the artists

German-born trumpeter Alexander Freund has performed with the Berlin State Opera, Semper Opera Dresden, the Cologne Radio Orchestra, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the Opera and Philharmonic Orchestra of Bremen, Deutsches Theater Berlin and Disney’s production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” In México he was principal trumpet of the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra and the symphony orchestras of Monterrey and Mineria in Mexico City.


Trumpeter Oscar Villegas Miranda has performed with The State of Mexico Symphony, the Symphony Orchestra of Xalapa, and the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, and was co-principal with the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra. He is currently the principal trumpet and soloist with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Toluca.


Born in Mexico City, Juan Carlos Quiterio Miguel began playing music at age seven, and soon joined the José Pablo Moncayo Youth Orchestra. He was principal horn in the Youth Symphony Orchestra in Toluca, the Michoacán Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the State of Hidalgo in Pachuca.  He is currently principal horn in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Toluca.


Jose Lopez Juarez studied tuba at the National Conservatory of Music and at the Culture Centre in Mexico City. He toured Mexico for two years with a student brass quintet and regularly plays with the symphony orchestras in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Acapulco, Xalapa, Monterrey and Guanajuato. José has been principal tuba with the Pachuca Symphony Orchestra since 2002.


Born in San Bartolo Cuautlalpan, State of México, Roberto Carlos Cruz studied at the National Conservatory of Music. In 2010 he was first trombone in the Philharmonic Orchestra of Toluca and in 2011 second trombone in the Orquesta Filarmónica de la Universidad Autónoma de México. He is frequently invited to perform with mayor Mexican orchestras like the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería, Camerata de Coahuila and Orquesta de las Américas.


Venue information

Wright Auditorium


This event is a part of the S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series. Founded in 1962, SRAPAS presents world-class touring artists to support the quality of life of all eastern North Carolinians.


Buy tickets online or call 252-737-5444.