Though a musician his entire life, Armando rarely had the opportunity to perform works culturally relevant to him and his community until the formation of this unique ensemble. By championing young and lesser-known composers of Latin American and Caribbean heritage, Quinteto Latino seeks to expand the boundaries of classical music, reach new audiences, and inspire new generations of players.
The members Quinteto Latino are enthusiastic educators, and they perform in schools through the San Francisco Symphony's Adventures in Music program, using music to discuss culture and diversity. The group performs throughout the year at private events, recitals, and benefits by invitation, and are especially interested in serving the Latin community with their music. Their mission is two-fold: to expand the cultural boundaries of classical music, and to make that music available, relevant, and inspiring to entirely new audiences.
Quinteto Latino's next public event is on May 3, 2011, at Berkeley Chamber Performances.