Help local students by attending Horacio Franco’s first recital in San Miguel

By Delia López

Times are tough. While the Mexican economy is improving at a more rapid pace than the US or Brazil, students pursuing a higher education struggle to cover their school fees and expenses. But thankfully, many local students are supported by Jóvenes Adelante, a non profit organization that promotes higher education among low-income youth – both in San Miguel de Allende proper and in surrounding rural communities.

Horacio Franco
To benefit Jóvenes Adelante
Sat, Feb 9, 5:30pm
Centro Cultural Santa María del Obraje
Calzada de la Presa 90
400/300/250/150 pesos

“Jóvenes Adelante has been supporting students for 11 years.  During that time, 70 students have already graduated from higher education facilities and have gone on to well-paying jobs,” says Stephanie Hough Lanier, president of the non profit organization. “They are not only helping themselves but their families as well.”

This year Jóvenes Adelante will raise funds to continue its important mission with a wonderful concert by Horacio Franco, one of the world’s best-known Mexican classical musicians. This will be Franco’s first recital in San Miguel.  You can make a huge contribution to the futures of local students by attending this unique musical event.

The performance will take place on Saturday, February 9 at 5:30pm at the Centro Cultural Santa María del Obraje, a beautiful 17th-century building much appreciated for its warm acoustics. Franco will play an eclectic repertoire of music from different eras and countries: from Bach to contemporary composers, and from old Europe to traditional Mexico.

He will also visit local schools on February 8, inspiring students with his own personal story of growing up in humble surroundings, and how hard work, vision and discipline ultimately led to worldwide success.

Concert tickets (150-400 pesos) will go on sale January 25 and may be purchased at La Conexión (Aldama 3), the Jóvenes Adelante office (Plaza Primavera, local 19, Salida a Querétaro 189), Hotel Casa Primavera (Salida Real a Querétaro 189-A),  or La Biblioteca (Insurgentes 25).   Other supporters include painter Francisco Gomez Soria who will offer paintings from his latest collection and donate 30 percent of the proceeds to Jóvenes Adelante. Musibús, an international music and education company promoting artists from around the globe, is also contributing to this event.


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