Mnozil Brass Performs at UNLV’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall March 3

Mnozil Brass, one of the world’s premier brass ensembles, captivates audiences at the UNLV Performing Arts Center’s Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 3.

Mnozil Brass offers a hysterical new show featuring the very best numbers spanning the ensemble’s illustrious 25-year 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.

With sell-out performances around the globe, Mnozil Brass, captivates audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. Hailed in North America as “seriously funny” and “whimsically brazen,” the comedic brass ensemble performs a wide-ranging repertoire with fearlessness, immense technical skill, and typical Viennese sarcastic “schmäh.”

With more than 130 performances a year, the group has sold out houses from the farthest reaches of the European continent to Israel, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. Their videos have garnered millions of YouTube views, and fans have traveled countless miles to hear them play.

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 repertoires for all ages and stages of life: from folk to classical to jazz to pop.

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.

Single tickets are priced from $20-$50 (discounts may be available) and may be purchased by telephone at 702-895-ARTS (2787), online, or at the PAC box office from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. When purchasing tickets, consider donating to the Performing Arts Center to provide local students the opportunity to work with all the outstanding artists.

The Performing Arts Center at UNLV is participating in Arts & Economic Prosperity 6 (AEP6), the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States. Administered by Americans for the Arts, AEP6 will examine the economic impact of the arts and culture in Clark County and 386 additional communities representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Concertgoers will be able to complete a survey to assist in this study of the economy and the arts in Clark County.

When visiting the Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall to see Mnozil Brass, be sure to check out the free and special exhibit featuring 12 pieces of art from the collection of artist and beloved UNLV professor, Rita Deanin Abbey, located in the lobby of the concert hall.

About the PAC
The UNLV Performing Arts Center is the original home for the arts in Southern Nevada; it opened in 1976 and celebrates its 46th season in 2022-2023. It hosts a variety of performances and events and is home to self-produced events plus productions of the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, UNLV School of Music, UNLV Dance, and the Las Vegas Men’s Chorus, among many other community arts presenters. The UNLV PAC also hosts various Clark County School District fine arts festivals and concerts. Visit pac.unlv.edu.

 

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