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Concurso San Miguel Returns March 7!

Concurso San Miguel Singers

By Shari Alexander Overheard at Rosewood last week: “Last year’s Concurso was one of the most thrilling experiences of my life!” Variously described as “American Idol for Mexican opera singers,” “the Must See Event of the Season” has an atmosphere more akin to a World Cup championship than a staid operatic event. Concurso San Miguel [...]

Elizabeth Pitcairn Mesmerizes with Her Stradivarius Red Violin

Elizabeth Pitcairn

By Mittie Roger San Miguel’s darling, Elizabeth Pitcairn, returns for Pro Musica with her famous and fabulous Stradivarius, The Red Violin, accompanied by Louise Thomas on piano. Both nights will feature Beethoven’s Kreutzer sonata, a Faure sonata and Tommaso Vitali’s Chaconne in G Minor, together with many different virtuoso pieces on each night. Music Pro [...]

Bram Morrison in Concert

Bram Morrison in Concert

By Myra Novogrodsky Are you one of the many people with fond memories of the hootenannies of the 1960′s? Was it really a half century ago that we joined hands and bellowed out “Blowing in the Wind”? Would you like to have this experience again in San Miguel de Allende? Bram Morrison in Concert Mon, [...]

Almitri Tzigane, Fingerstyle Guitar

MUSIC GUITARRA GITANA

By Almitri Tzigane Fingerstyle Guitar is the technique of playing guitar with the fingertips as opposed to just with a pick or single plectrum. This involves a completely different technique, not just a style of playing, especially for the right hand. One of the most interesting facts is that you can hear the bass line [...]

Marie Goudy and Johnny Favourite Cover Ella and Louis, Louis and Keely

Ella and Louis

By Juan Benjamín Puebla Sotelo   When someone says “jazz trumpet,” the first name that comes to mind will almost always be the legendary Louis Armstrong. His iconic bright sound and good-natured, gravelly voice paved the way for the path that jazz would take for the whole 20th century. He was even the first jazz [...]

Concurso San Miguel Announces 2015 Finalists

By Shari Alexander Concurso San Miguel returns on Saturday, March 7, for what promises to be one of the most closely contested events in its seven-year history. Ten finalists, chosen from more than 125 applicants, will compete for 225,000 pesos in career grants and performance opportunities. Long considered the musical highlight of the season, this [...]

The Master Class by World-renowned Harpist Ángel Padilla

MUSIC ANGEL PADILLA Ángel Padilla

By Adrienne Williams, Kay Ortega, and Ginny Green Eighty-four Sanmiguelenses traveled by bus to the Conservatory of Music in Celaya on Monday, January 26, 2015. Members of the Conservatory’s Board and Directora Aurora, who were delighted with the support from the San Miguel community, warmly greeted the group as they entered the Conservatory. Part of [...]

Lovers Piano Concert

MUSIC CABRERO Antonio Cabrero

By Antonio Cabrero Love music by Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin, De Falla, Rachmaninoff, Debussy. A unique celebration of love and music, or rather love in music, culminates this particular calendar date that year after year reminds us of love and its importance in our lives. Music “Lovers Piano Concert” with Mtro. Antonio Cabrero Conductor of the [...]

Ken Bichel: Breaking Down the Walls

Ken Bichel

By Fredric Dannen Ken Bichel, the award-winning pianist who lives in San Miguel, bridges the barrier separating classical musicians from their counterparts in popular music and jazz. The oft-remarked-upon division between the classical and pop mainstreams is the subject of Bichel’s forthcoming solo piano concert, entitled “Breaking Down the Walls,” to be held on Thursday, [...]

Opera San Miguel Announces 2015 International Panel

Rosewood San Miguel Master Teacher, Maureen O'Flynn with OSM Artistic Director, John Bills

By Shari Alexander Fresh on the heels of the company’s hugely successful “Mexico-Canada Co-OPERA-tive Concert,” Opera San Miguel has announced its panel of judges for “Concurso San Miguel 2015,” its celebrated contest for young Mexican opera singers. Emphasizing OSM’s growing international reputation, this year’s panel will include judges representing Mexico, Canada, the Netherlands, and the [...]

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