Borinquen Brass en la Navidad
Among all the projects of Coquí Charities that stand out for uplifting Puerto Rico’s welfare and high-spirited culture, we are delighted to introduce the live entertainment concert, as a yearly activity aimed to bring joy. We consider this to be a Holiday present to the community. A concert free of cost, featuring prestigious brass group “Borinquen Brass” and professional singer, Doris Muñoz.
For the last three consecutive years, Coquí Charities has organized this activity. In which, families and friends have the chance to commemorate this special time of the year together, while also enjoying art. It is a special and unique way of celebrating the time of the year that most of us feel identified with.
Two of the concerts, including the former, have taken place in Palmanova, Palmas Del Mar. And have had Borinquen Brass and our guest Doris Muñoz as the principal entertainment. Due to pandemic procedures, the 2020 concert was presented virtually. The team made a great effort to bring an outstanding live-entertainment show, while neatly following the procedures. Part of the concert’s recording and production was in “Boca Ratón”, under the charge of Bitten Cinemas. We are always eternally grateful for their commitment, their passion and their immaculate performance. Just as we are forever excited for bringing this exceptional activity.
Now, before diving a little bit into the history of “Borinquen Brass”, is important to mention how essential and precious this Brass Ensemble is for Puerto Rico.This of group of professional musicians have consistently work together to offer puertorican communities an exceptional experience. Generaly, the purpose of Borinquen Brass is to conduct non-profit concerts. However, because Coqui’s philosophy is to help, specially in the current environment we decided to financially support this wonderful group for their performance in this activity.
Moreover, Borinquen brass initiated as a group of five students at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, who got together to fulfill chamber music requirement. Each of these students played a an instrument of the brass family. In the present, Borinquen Brass counts with 14 members including percussionists. Members that are committed and passionate to giving concerts in different churches and concerts halls all over Puerto Rico, in the season of Christmas and Summer. “Borinquen Brass en Navidad” is a concert that has taking place over 50 times, which purpose is — as mentioned before, to bring a joyful experience to different communities of Puerto Rico, through the performance of Christmas classic carols.
Borinquen Brass has the most distinguished and professional musicians, who work in prestigious orchestras, such as “La Orquesta Sinfónica de Puerto Rico”(OSPR) and “La Filarmónica Somohano”. And that are also instructors in The Conservatory of Music, or in the music program 100×35. The conductor of this group is Rafael Enrique Irrizary III, who is known to be the associate assistant conductor of the OSPR.