New events benefit El Charco del Ingenio

By César Arias

Contemporary prints of Mexico

View and purchase works by leading artists: Leonora Carrington, Joy Laville , Gilberto Aceves Navarro, Fernando Andreacci , Juan Manuel de la Rosa, Gabriel Macotela, Luis Nishizawa, Raul Anguiano, Byron Gálvez, Juan Soriano, Vicente Rojo, Javier Arevalo, Nunik Sauret, Leonel Maciel and Aaron Cruz.

The show will take place at the Botanical Garden, from Friday, February 21, through Sunday, February 23.

All prints will be on sale and are part of the Mexico City collection of Arturo Guerrero, a printer with extensive experience in the art of engraving.

This exhibition and sale benefits El Charco del Ingenio and is open to the public from 10am to 6pm, in the Boveda near the front entrance. Opening: 11am, Friday, February 21. Admission is free.

The Sooke Chamber players

On Wednesday, February 26, at 5pm a group of 15 members of the Sooke Philharmonic Chamber Players and friends will give a benefit concert for El Charco at St. Paul’s Church in memory of Bob Haas, El Charco del Ingenio advocate and friend.

The Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1997 by Norman Nelson and is based in Sooke, near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Through the efforts of Maestro Nelson and many dedicated volunteers, the orchestra has grown to become the major musical presence it is today. Small ensembles often perform at community events and fundraisers. For this second visit to Mexico, members of the Sooke Chamber Players are joined by friends and colleagues from western Canada, the US and Mexico.

Norman Nelson, conductor and music director, held the position of assistant concertmaster with the Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony and London Symphony. He has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields and the Vancouver Symphony. As a chamber musician he has performed in every major city in Canada, the US and in Europe, Russia, Japan and China.

The program will consist of pieces by Mozart, Bach, Telemann and Vivaldi. All proceeds from the concert will benefit El Charco. Tickets are 100 and 250 pesos and are available at the Botanical Garden’s reception area, Posada Corazon (Aldama 9) and at Camino Silvestre (Correo 43 and Zacateros 46). We expect the concert to sell out early so don’t wait. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 26!


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