—telegram.com, Worcester, MA
Moments of sheer silliness and some of the finest brass playing imaginable—performed to the hilt.
Austria’s rollicking Mnozil Brass combines antics with artistry in Cirque, its latest rowdy music-meets-slapstick mashup. Tongues planted firmly in cheeks and lips buzzing ferociously through an assortment of trumpets, trombones, and tubas, the seven musicians play a mix of party songs, folk music, jazz, pop, and classical arrangements—creating an environment of controlled chaos where music is mixed with skits, dance numbers, and no small amount of horseplay. “The audience loved every minute...the inimitable combination of superlative musicianship and anarchic comedy seems out of control but is, in fact, tightly choreographed” (The West Australian).