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The World’s Best Boleros from a Quartet of Talented Musicians


By Camie Sands Born in Cuba and achieving full flower in Mexico, the bolero is one of the world’s great popular song forms. With its refined melodies and infectious rhythms, its sentimental lyrics telling stories of romance and passion and betrayal, the bolero speaks to every new generation. The bolero got an added boost in [...]

Plácido Domingo Protégé to Perform Tomorrow

Pablo Aranday with the legendary Plácido Domingo

By Shari Alexander Plácido Domingo’s newest protégé, the exciting Concurso San Miguel winner Pablo Aranday, will perform in a very special benefit for Opera San Miguel Saturday, February 6, at 2pm at Bellas Artes. Fresh from coaching with and performing alongside the legendary Domingo in Valencia, Spain, Pablo will sing rarely performed scenes from Poulenc’s [...]

Carlos Chavez String Quartet: Classical Compositions of Mexico and Beyond

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By Mittie Roger The Carlos Chavez String Quartet, a Mexico-based string quartet founded by the internationally renowned cellist Alain Durbecq, performs a broad spectrum of classical music while maintaining a focus on promoting the greatest Mexican compositions from the baroque era to contemporary times. Don’t miss their concert on February 5 and 6 at 5pm [...]

Rockin’ Them Blues


By R.C. “Spider” Webb Carla Coto and the Black Dice Blues Band would like to invite all Blues aficionados, Blues rockers of all stripes, and the ever-expanding Blues-friendly public to our first in a monthly series of “Rockin’ Them Blues” Dance Concerts. Concert With Carla Coto and the Black Dice Blues Band Thu, Feb 18, [...]

Thirteenth Anniversary of the Jazz Encounter


By Cristóbal Martínez During a musical career of more than 35 years as sax player and composer, Salomon Maawad has been greatly influenced by the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the legends of jazz. Although classic jazz might have been his stepping stones, Salomon has developed a style of his own. By blending melodies and [...]

Copland House Piano Trio: 150 Years of America’s Musical Legacy


By Mittie Roger Returning to San Miguel de Allende, the three founding members of the acclaimed “Music from Copland House,” the resident ensemble at the creative music center located in Aaron Copland’s renovated National Historic Landmark home in New York, will wow audiences with two concerts Friday, January 29, at 5pm and Sunday, January 31, [...]

Son, Bolero, y Trova Yucateca


By Hilda Ibarra José Luis Aguilar, accompanied by his band La Otra Banda (guitar, riff, bass, and percussions) and the Ballet Costumbrista from UAQ Arts Faculty, will perform traditional Mexican music with joy, love, and nostalgia, deepened in the Mexican people’s life. Concert José Luis Aguilar with La Otra Banda and the Ballet Costumbrista from [...]

John Bills, Artistic Director of Opera San Miguel

John Bills, Artistic Director Opera San Miguel

By Shari Alexander As Opera San Miguel celebrates the fifth anniversary of John Bills as its artistic director, I spoke with the former Metropolitan Opera tenor about his first five years, his flagship event Concurso San Miguel, and his hopes and plans for the future. Shari Alexander: As you look back on the past five [...]

Female Eroica Duo Debut in San Miguel

By Mittie Roger Bosom buddies since the tender of age of 12, when pianist Erika Nickrenz came to study piano with cellist Sara Sant’Ambrogio’s grandmother, the two had no idea what a prestigious future would lie ahead of them. The female cello/piano duo burst through the gender barrier of classical chamber music, performing thousands of [...]

Alfredo Muro in Concert

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By Monica Hoth Alfredo Muro strongly believes in quality music, whether it is classical or popular. “I believe in good music,” he says. Concert Alfredo Muro Fri, Jan 22, 7pm Teatro Ángela Peralta He is a virtuoso Peruvian guitarist who executes with insatiable curiosity and perfection many styles of music from Bach, Vivaldi, Albeniz, [...]

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