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Music, Painting, and Learning at the Jazz Festival

Eirc Alexander - Sax de Peter Bernstein Quartet

By María Dolores Vidargas Rojas Music, painting, and learning will be present at the twentieth International Festival of Jazz and Blues in San Miguel de Allende to be held from November 12 to 16 at different venues throughout the city. On the third day of the festival, a free jazz workshop will be held, in [...]

Major Milestone for Opera San Miguel: Concurso Winner to Debut at MET

Opera San Miguel artistic director John Bills and Cassandra Zoe Velasco at the MET

By Shari Alexander Mezzo-soprano Cassandra Zoe Velasco, “Outstanding Potential” prize winner of Concurso San Miguel 2014, and third prize winner and Audience Favorite of Concurso San Miguel 2010, will become the first singer discovered and assisted by Opera San Miguel to debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Ms. Velasco will sing in [...]

New presentation of Canticum

By Víctor Monterrubio Canticum opera pop has the pleasure to invite you to their new season on October 23. It will be a show inspired by the “big screen” cinema. Concert Canticum opera pop Thu, Oct 23, 7pm Teatro Ángela Peralta Classics like “Parla Piu Piano” from The Godfather, “Over the Rainbow” from the movie [...]

Celebración en grande por el XX Aniversario del Festival Internacional de Jazz y Blues


Por María Dolores Vidargas Rojas La vigésima edición del Festival Internacional de Jazz y Blues de San Miguel de Allende ofrece sorpresas para esta mes de noviembre, entre ellas la presentación de un libro del escritor Antonio Malacara cuyo tema principal es el jazz y en el concierto inaugural de King Solomon Hicks Blues Band [...]

Richard Dowling, the Man with the Golden Fingers, Returns

Richard Dowling

By Michael Pearl Richard Dowling is not just a much loved pianist—he is an institution, packing concert halls wherever he goes with his unique blend of superb musicianship, his flair for showmanship, and his gift for drawing audiences into the music with anecdotes about the music he plays. For the first time ever, Dowling will [...]

Scheherezade and Gypsy Dances


By Antonio Cabrero Rimsky Korsakoff, Oriental Fantasy and the captivating suite of Joaquin Turina take the stage at Teatro Angela Peralta. Nicolai Rimsky Korsakoff was a Nationalist Russian composer who was more interested in the oriental, exotic side of Russia than in the European style of music cultivated by Rubinstein and Tchaikovsky before him. Concert [...]

Conferencia magistral del jazzista Tino Contreras

Por Guillermina Fonseca Dentro de las actividades la 42 edición del Festival Internacional Cervantino y en unión con el Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramírez “El Nigromante” se llevará a cabo la conferencia magistral “…” a cargo del célebre e importante baterista de jazz, Tino Contreras, el próximo viernes 10 de octubre en el auditorio “Miguel Malo”, [...]

Richard Dowling Opens Pro Musica Season, Playing World’s Greatest Piano Hits

Richard Dowling

By Michael Pearl Renowned pianist Richard Dowling returns to San Miguel to launch the opening of Pro Musica’s new season on Saturday, October 11, 5pm, at St. Paul’s Church, with a concert entitled “The World’s Greatest Piano Hits.” Dowling has brought together a cornucopia of his favorite pieces from his vast repertoire in a program, [...]

Scheherazade and Gypsy Dances in a Solo Piano Performance

San Miguel de Allende MUSIC SINFONICA

By Robbie Martin Gypsy Dances: Joaquin Turina Turina, an Andalusian and mezzo-Italiano, had all the fire within at birth to be fascinated by the captivating music of the gypsies and the ability to render it in a symphonic manner, given his extensive and careful training. Concert Scheherazade Sat, Oct 11, 6pm Teatro Angela Peralta Tickets [...]

20th International Jazz and Blues Festival

By María Dolores Vidargas Rojas We are pleased to present the twentieth annual International Jazz & Blues Festival in San Miguel de Allende, which will be held from November 12 to 16, 2014. It is considered one of the most important festivals in its genre in Mexico, and one of the largest in Latin America. [...]

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