“Without music, life would be a mistake”
“Music is the mediator between
the spiritual and the sensual life.”
-Ludwig van Beethoven.
By Eduardo Mora
San Miguel is a place where artists from all over the world come to live and express their love for art, but great artists are also born here. One of these artists is Mauro Ledesma. At an early age he discovered his passion for the piano, and in 2001 he was accepted to the prestigious University of Colima where he studied with world-renowned pianist, conductor and composer Anatoly Zatin.
Fri, Dec 19, 7pm
St. Paul’s Church
Tickets at El Sindicato, Recreo 4, 4-7pm
Every year Ledesma has concerts all over Mexico, but this year he had a series of concerts in different parts of the Unites States. In New England he was part of the famous festival “Arts on the Green” where the public responded with standing ovations and very good reviews from the local critics, some of whom described Ledesma’s performances as “captivating, touching, and passionate.”
This month, Ledesma will celebrate the greatness of music with a concert at St. Paul’s Church. To start the program, he will delight us with the Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, by Ludwig van Beethoven, usually referred to as The Tempest (or Der Sturm in his native German). The program also includes some preludes and the Heroic Polonaise by Chopin, one of the most famous works of the Polish composer. Ledesma will also perform works by Rachmaninov, Taktakishvili, and Mexican composers Manuel M. Ponce, Salvador Morlet, and Macedonio Alcalá.