Concierto en el Campo for Ojalá Niños!
By Elsmarie Norby
The rural community of San Miguel Viejo will be your destination to enjoy a great musical concert in front of the historic church built by indigenous people in 1542. The musicians are Kate Fowler and Rolando Gotés, both accomplished guitarists who offer a wide range and huge repertoire of music—from blues to boleros, jazz, rock and folk—and they will take requests from the audience. This promises to be another delightful afternoon in a beautiful place.
To benefit Ojalá Niños
With Kate Fowler and Rolando Gotés
Sun, Nov 30, 3pm
San Miguel Viejo Community
Free transportation to and from the concert, 2:15pm
St. Paul’s Church
There will also be a sale/exhibition of art by the children and several of their parents who are fine artisans in stone and wood. Following the concert, meet the children, make new friends, have a glass of wine or fruit water and delicious snacks. Please note there are no bathrooms on site. Both the concert and exhibition are scheduled for Sunday November 30 at 3pm.
The concert is free of charge, but we welcome your donation to help support Ojalá Niños, an alternative education program that offers more than 100 local children free classes in arts, music, literacy, the environment, and health, five afternoons a week, plus field trips and special programs offered by other organizations such as Audubon, SPA, and the Literary Sala. Your donations will be matched by a generous friend of Ojalá, who also provides free bus transportation to and from the concert. Meet the bus on Calle Cardo across from St. Paul’s church at 2:15pm. You will return at approximately 5pm. Welcome to San Miguel Viejo!
Fowler’s voice has been called sultry, and when she sings the blues her voice is powerful and earthy. Gotés is an accomplished guitar player who moved to San Miguel from Torréon in the northern part of Mexico. They will be playing a range of music, from blues to boleros to rock and folk, choosing from personal favorites and those most requested by the audience.