Chamber Festival Includes Eleven Concerts
By Stan Gray
The San Miguel International Music Festival, celebrating its 37th consecutive season, is proud to announce the addition of two concerts to this year’s program. In addition to the nine previously announced concerts, the festival will present two of the most brilliant Mexican pianists in their San Miguel debuts.
37th Annual International Music Festival
Fri, Jul 31-Sat, Aug 22
On Wednesday evening, August 5, the Festival will present the celebrated pianist Daniel Rodríguez and his son, the violinist Daniel Rodríguez, Jr. After completing his studies at the Vienna Conservatory of Music, Daniel Rodríguez performed to great acclaim at the country’s most important venues and with its finest orchestras. Together with his son, he will perform a program of works by Schumann and Brahms.
On Wednesday, August 19, the Festival has added gifted Mexican pianist, Claudio Herrera, who studied in Mexico and Europe and has performed extensively in Europe, North Africa, Asia, Cuba, Mexico, and the United States. He debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2011. He has recorded in Spain, Mexico, and the United States, and is regarded as one of the brightest lights of the Mexican classical music scene.
The Festival opens the weekend of July 31 and August 1 with the Calder Quartet, who electrified audiences last season with their brilliant precision and musicality. The following weekend, August 7 and 8, will present the Chee-Yun, Paremski, Sutter Trio, an ensemble of three of the most exciting soloists in the world today in a special and rare appearance as an ensemble. The Onix Ensamble, Festival favorites and one of the world’s premier exponents of contemporary chamber music, will offer a program of exciting modern works on Wednesday, August 12. The Parker Quartet, Grammy winners who enthralled Festivalgoers in 2011, will return August 14 and 15. The festival closes on August 21 and 22 with two concerts by three of Russia’s most spectacular young soloists, performing as the Hermitage Piano Trio. Full details on all of the artists and their programs are available at festivalsanmiguel.com.
Reserve your seat for all eleven concerts now. Season tickets are available at the Festival office in the Bellas Artes. Season tickets in the “Red Zone” (front-of-the-house seats) are US$350. Green Zone season tickets are US$275. Both represent a savings from buying individual tickets, and it is the only way to secure a reserved seat. Call 154 5141 for office hours. Individual tickets will be available at the Ángela Peralta Theatre box office beginning July 17.