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Trova de Rafael Mendoza en El Sindicato

Rafael Mendoza, foto de Carolina del Toro

Por Helena Frigola “Cantemos” es un concierto en el que el trovador Rafael Mendoza nos muestra parte sustancial de su obra. El concierto incluye canciones escritas a lo largo de los últimos 30 años; algunas de ellas grabadas en sus discos e incluso algunos temas inéditos. Canciones en las que el compositor testimonia nuestro tiempo [...]

Teatro del Bicentenario presents Puccini’s Tosca

By Lina de la Torre The Teatro del Bicentenario in León, Mexico, will present Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), an opera in three acts with libretto by Luigi and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the drama La Tosca, by Victorien Sardou. The production will run on August 10, 13, and 16. This new production recreates a [...]

The Calder String Quartet Makes its San Miguel Debut

MUSIC CHAMBER MUSIC Calder Quartet

By Fredric Dannen For years, the haughty world of classical music has displayed a bit of snobbery toward chamber ensembles based in Los Angeles, the self-styled “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The Hollywood Quartet, formed in 1939, faced derision from the cognoscenti – until, that is, their fine musicianship silenced the skeptics. The L.A.-based Calder [...]

Mexgitanos, Jazz Manouche/Gypsy Jazz

MUSIC MEXGITANOS

By YaYa Silva Jazz Manouche, also known as Gypsy Jazz, is a musical genre born in Europe. The golden era of this style was between the years of 1930 and 1950. Django Reinhardt is considered the creator of this genre; he, of course, is also considered the best guitar player of this style of music. [...]

The Los Angeles-based Calder String Quartet Makes its San Miguel Debut

MUSIC CHAMBER Calder Quartet

By Fredric Dannen For years, the haughty world of classical music has displayed a bit of snobbery toward chamber ensembles based in Los Angeles, the self-styled “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The Hollywood Quartet, formed in 1939, faced derision from the cognoscenti—until, that is, their fine musicianship silenced the skeptics. The Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet, [...]

Canada’s leading piano trio, the Gryphon, returns to San Miguel

Gryphon trio

By Fredric Dannen In Greek mythology, the griffin (or gryphon) was a majestic animal with a lion’s trunk, tail and hind legs, and an eagle’s head, wings and talons. Roman Borys, the cellist of the Toronto-based Gryphon Trio – ranked as the best piano trio ensemble in all of Canada – says his group named [...]

Classical music for the digital age will start off this year’s San Miguel International Music Festival

MUSIC CHAMBER The Borromeo String Quartet

By Fredric Dannen Many people think of the string quartet as the vanguard of centuries-old traditions, perhaps even the stuffy artifact of a bygone era. They might think otherwise if they attended a performance by the Borromeo String Quartet – “the rock star of chamber music,” in the description of one reviewer. Nicholas Kitchen, the [...]

The Beatles spectacular

MUSIC BEATLES

Por Ramón Molina Ortíz Una vez más “John Lennon, Paul Mc Cartney, George Harrison y Ringo Star” estarán presentes con su música en uno de los mejores foros de San Miguel de Allende, el “Teatro Ángela Peralta” a las 8 de la noche el próximo sábado 19 de Julio y será el grupo “Aleph” quiene [...]

Three free concerts add luster to this year’s International Music Festival

Alberto Cruzprieto

By Camie Sands In late-breaking news, Dirk Bakker, president of this year’s 36th annual San Miguel International Music Festival, said, “We are happy to report that a grant from the State of Guanajuato will enable the festival to present three free concerts of the highest quality.” Alberto Cruzprieto will give the first of the three [...]

Turkkan Osman Macías and Isir Almaguer concert

Isir Almaguer, pianista

By Ernest H. Newman   When the first raindrops fell someone perhaps thought of music. Calm and violent, sweet and tender, beautiful beyond measure and ugly like our crude reality. So much in common between music and rain, one reflecting the other in so many ways and both necessary to live on different levels. With [...]

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