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Tuesday Concerts at MuvArte


By Luis Camarena Although these concerts have become well known, I would like to mention once again the music that Maria Sánchez and her select group of musicians present every Tuesday at MuvArte. For two years, this monumental gallery has been showing us its artists’ portfolios. Now it is offering a unique combination of excellent [...]

Concert of Celebration, International Jazz Day


By Antonio Lozoya At the Ángela Peralta Theater on Saturday, April 30, at 7pm, the XXII International Festival of Jazz and Blues of San Miguel de Allende will hold an extraordinary concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. Concert of Celebration, International Jazz Day Sat, Apr 30, 7pm Teatro Ángela Peralta 350/250/150 pesos Leading musicians of [...]

Beatles to Broadway Concert Combines New York, Mexican, and Canadian Talent

Fede, Mary, Susan (photo by Dereck Borrows)

By Fredric Dannen Some people long for careers as singers or actors, but they end up settling for something more practical. The New York stage actor and singer Mary Dillon came to her profession from the opposite direction—she had no ambitions to be an entertainer and discovered her métier almost by accident. In the early [...]

The Path of the Six Musical Hairs

By Edgar Ramírez I am a Mexican musician with the repertoire of the classical guitarist: Villalobos, Sor, Tarrega, Carcassi, Brouwer, Ponce, Bach, and many others. Without losing or leaving aside guitar style and classic technique, I also compose, arrange, and play adaptations of jazz, blues, rock, classic, bossa nova, and samba, as well as eastern [...]

The Temple of Sound: Enter into a Vortex of Sounds and Silence


By Suzanne Ludekens Temple of Sound Concert Series By Shingetsu Billy White Thu, Apr 21, and Fri, Apr 22, 7pm San Miguel Playhouse Ave. Independencia 82 Col Independencia 250 pesos Iinterviewed Shingetsu Billy White about his forthcoming full moon concerts. Suzanne Ludekens: What is the “Temple of Sound” to you? Billy White: All temples are [...]

Latin Jazz and a Taste of La Habana at Teatro Ángela Peralta

MUSIC JAZZ Gabriel Hernandez

By Natalie Golay Gabriel Hernández and his orchestra blew the roof off the Teatro Ángela Peralta in a fantastic performance of Latin jazz and Cuban music on Saturday, April 2. The quintet and special guests, led by jazz pianist extraordinaire Gabriel Hernández, were in top form that night, treating the audience to a 90-minute-plus set [...]

Famed Guitarist Alfredo Muro in a Free Outdoor Concert


By Fredric Dannen One morning in 1971, the guitarist Alfredo Muro awoke to find himself famous throughout his native Peru. He was thirteen years old. Muro and his half sister, Connie Bieberach, a 20-year-old singer, had signed up to perform as a duo on Trampoline to Fame, a wildly popular talent show on Peruvian television. [...]

From Bach to Rock: SMA’s New All-women Choral Group Debuts This Week

Harmonia Barranti

By Dean Cummer San Miguel de Allende hasn’t heard anything like it before. On Thursday, April 14, Harmonía, a 12-woman vocal ensemble, will debut with a performance of classical, world music, and pop. Music Harmonía Spring Concert Thu, Apr 14, 5pm St. Paul’s Church Cardo 6 150 pesos donation “We sing a variety of styles, [...]

Opera San Miguel Season Finale a Stunner

Winners Concert Grand Finale, photo credit Agustín Valadez

By Shari Alexander Following the brilliant success of its recent national contest, Opera San Miguel (OSM) closed out its landmark 2016 season March 19 with a Winners Concert that had the audience leaping to its feet and cheers reverberating throughout the vast courtyard of the Bellas Artes. Artistic Director John Bills designed an exciting program [...]

Para los amantes de la Ópera

Por Monica Hoth El Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez El Nigromante se complace en invitarlos a la Gala Operística a cargo de la soprano costarricense Anayanci Quirós y el tenor mexicano Kassam Liévanos acompañados por el pianista Rafaél Zárate Bernal. Esta gala se realiza en el marco del Festival INTERFAZ “016” bajo el auspicio del Programa [...]

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