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Guitarist Alfredo Muro at Bellas Artes

Chicos de la Orquesta Juvenil de San Miguel

By Fredric Dannen San Miguel’s appeal as a premier tourist spot may have its downside—such as overcrowded sidewalks and restaurants and the occasional traffic jam. But the town’s allure does have the benefit of attracting musicians of world-class caliber who normally would not give concerts in cities of this size. The Peruvian-born guitarist, Alfredo Muro, [...]

A Benefit for Opera San Miguel Scholarship Fund in Partnership with Amistad Canada

By Shari Alexander After an extensive vetting process, Opera San Miguel (OSM) is proud to announce its acceptance into partnership with Amistad Canada, a registered Canadian charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in Mexico through better health, education, and social justice. OSM joins a select group of five other local partners, all NGOs [...]

Andrew Sords, Acclaimed Violinist, Returns to San Miguel


By Mittie Roger The illustrious Andrew Sords returns to San Miguel to play two unforgettable concerts with pianist Tim Durkovic. As handsome as he is talented, this violin prodigy is impressing audiences worldwide and receiving abundant praise. Performing across four continents and collaborating with nearly 250 orchestras, Andrew Sords is a captivating musician. His concerts, [...]

Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience, with a Veteran of Broadway

By Fredric Dannen On a winter’s day in early 1961, the Broadway ambitions of a 17-year-old girl with the stage name of Maxine Foster were nearly crushed. A voice major at Juilliard, she had been selected for the first national tour of The Sound of Music. However, the choreographer, Joe Layton, discovered she was not [...]

The Second Tribute to the Music of Santana Is Here!


By Víctor Monterrubio Be ready! Following a successful first concert last month, the second tribute to the music of  Santana is here! This second concert is dedicated to the music of the tremendous guitarist Carlos Santana, a perfect combination of rock and Latin traditional music. On December 29 at 7pm in the Ángela Peralta Theater, [...]

Pro Musica Masterwork Concerts: Tzavras and Aizawa Play Cello and Piano Sonatas


By Mittie Roger World-renowned cellist Nicholas Tzavras and the pianist Rieko Aizawa, a Steinway artist, will join forces for two Pro Musica concerts on Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, at 5pm at St. Paul’s Church on Calle Cardo. The two concerts will include works by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Fauré, and others. These international [...]

The Joys of Singing


By Liz Stone There are many joys in singing: you are part of a group; you hear and participate in making it; it has been proved to be good for you! In the often stressful time of the holidays, you can both hear wonderful singing and participate in it! The San Miguel Singers will present [...]

Doug Robinson Brings His Piano Trio to the San Miguel Stage


By Fredric Dannen For more than a century, jazz and classical music have drawn upon one another for inspiration. By the late 1930s, thanks to Nat “King” Cole, the notion of a small jazz ensemble, the jazz equivalent of chamber music, began to take hold. To a lover of classical music, the term “piano trio” [...]

Bernice Lewis, Bard of the Omega Institute, Performing in San Miguel

Berenice Lewis

Concert By Bernice Lewis Wed, Dec 7, and Sun, Dec 11, 7pm Shelter Theater, Vicente Guerrero 4, Col. San Rafael Tickets sold at the door 150 pesos By Emily Pickrell Bernice Lewis teaches songwriting at Williams College and led music as an Artist in Residence at the Omega Institute for five years. She will be [...]

“Samba Loca” (Four-hand piano concert to benefit Ojalá Niños)

By Mauro Ledesma “If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman.”—Socrates “Inspired Madman” is a great way to [...]

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