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Popular Duo Bohemia Viva’s Final Show at Teatro Santa Ana

MUSIC BOHEMIA Argentinian duo

By Tracy Parks “One of the finest acoustic acts to ever grace the stage in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.” -Paco Ojeda, editor, Vallarta Lifestyles magazine Luis Luján and Andrea Mottura of Bohemia Viva captured the hearts of San Miguel audiences who filled the theater at their first two shows in July. Now they are back by [...]

San Miguel International Symphony to Stage Mozart Flute Concerto

By Antonio Cabrero The orchestra is proud to invite a young virtuoso flautist from Chile, Beatrice Ovalle. Bea studied with Philip Pierlot at the Conservatoire Nationale in Paris. France is known as the world capital of flute, with a long tradition of virtuosos such as Jean Pierre Rampal and his flute of solid gold. Concert [...]

Two Hearts, One Soul

Ken and Iraida

By Tim Hazell Iraida Noriega and Ken Bichel will launch their new musical partnership, “Heart to Heart,” in concert on Thursday, August 27, at 7pm at Bellas Artes. I asked Ken about the alchemy that can exist between two artists who happen to be able to think as one. Concert Iraida Noriega and Ken Bichel [...]

The Symphonies of William Boyce: Absolute Gems of the English Baroque


By Antonio Cabrero William Boyce (1710-1779), a choirboy at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, grew to become organist of the Oxford Chapel and by 1755 had become Master of the King’s Music, the highest post for a musician in England. Concert International Symphony Orchestra Sat, Aug 29, 7pm Teatro Ángela Peralta His eight symphonies were [...]

From Russia, With Luster: The Hermitage Piano Makes its San Miguel Debut

Hermitage Plano Trio

By Fredric Dannen Something unexpected happened when the Hermitage Piano Trio agreed to play two concerts at this year’s San Miguel International Music Festival and went out looking for a new repertoire. The Hermitage is made up of three young Russian-born soloists, and the trio has won plaudits that press agents would kill for (e.g., [...]

Modern Music will be a Highlight of this Year’s San Miguel International Festival

Onix Ensamble

By Fredric Dannen People who call themselves cultured will eagerly take in a Mark Rothko exhibition at an art museum, attend a Samuel Beckett play, or see a movie by Jean-Luc Goddard. Get those same people in a concert hall, however, and they will squirm if there is modern music on the program. A lingering [...]

Montreal Jazz Pianist Papacho Sirdey in Concert

Papacho Sirdey

By Fredric Dannen If you happened to be in Greenwich Village, New York City in the 1950s, you didn’t need a map to find the jazz underground. Any fan of the genre could have directed you to the Five Spot, the Village Vanguard, or a host of other places.  In the past several decades, however, [...]

Three Famous Classical Musicians Join Forces in San Miguel

Chee-Yun, Sutter and Paremski trio

By Fredric Dannen When violinist Chee-Yun Kim talks about her music making, one word keeps coming up: “fun.” A young star of the classical music world (“staggering virtuosity”—American Record Guide; “extraordinary talent”—Strings Magazine), Ms. Kim left her native Seoul at age fourteen to enroll at New York’s Julliard School, after winning all the major competitions [...]

Johnny Favourite Making Magic at La Noche Circus Piano Bar


By Camie Sands “Where’s Johnny?” That’s a question heard on Mesones as the La Noche Piano Bar was there for years in the entrance to Hotel Casa Linda. But as it happens with Centro leases in San Miguel, Johnny Favourite, the Juno-award winning singer, lost his lease with short notice. This summer he made a [...]

Alfredo Muro in Concert: The Art of Latin Guitar

By Mary Norquist World-renowned Peruvian guitarist Alfredo Muro once again brings together his three great musical passions: the rich folkloric traditions of Latin America, classic Spanish guitar, and the signature styles of Brazil, for an evening of passionate music to stir the heart. Enjoy music by Piazzolla, Falu, Jobim, Powell, Barrense-Dias, and the opportunity to [...]

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