Mnozil Brass is bringing three trumpets, three trombones, one tuba and lots of laughs to Walton Arts Center as part of the 2016-2017 Kimberly-Clark Family Fun Series. Tickets for “Cirque” on Wednesday, April 5 at 7pm start at $15 and can be purchased in-person at Walton Arts Center’s Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or online here

Mnozil Brass has established itself as one of the world's premiere brass ensembles. Playing together for more than 25 years, Mnozil (pronounced ‘nozzle’) Brass has a refined but buoyant sound reminiscent of an old-time concert band, both rousing and fun, performing jazzier arrangements mixed with a bit of classical and Broadway. Presenting familiar tunes and original compositions, their powerful brass sound and creative use of physical comedy makes this a lively concert your family won’t forget.

"Cirque" is the newest escapade of the seven Mnozil Brass players who enter the ring to combat the monkey business of daily life with music and humor, transforming it into a nice, tidy flea circus if only for a few hours. As always, the repertoire is presented with the group's iconic humor and wit in scenes so clever that they would be worthy of Monty Python.

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 a repertoire for all ages and stages of life – from folk to classical to jazz to pop – all executed with the same fearlessness, immense technical skill and typical Viennese "schmäh" (best translated as a kind of sarcastic charm).

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.

With more than 130 performances a year, Mnozil Brass has sold out houses in Europe, Russia, Israel, China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, and has captivated audiences with their blend of immense virtuosity and theatrical wit. No wonder their videos have garnered millions of YouTube views, and their fans travel countless miles to hear them play.