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Pro Musica Classical Concert Season October Through March

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By Michael Pearl Pro Musica’s international classical chamber music series is the most extensive in Latin America and its next season will run from this October thru March 2017. With 27 performances this will be its longest season ever, opening on October 9 with the incredibly talented violinist Gil Morgenstern (“a brilliant artist.. rich, penetrating [...]

US Debut for Opera San Miguel


By Shari Alexander This Sunday the tony American resort town of Southampton, NY, will be set to witness the exciting American debut of Opera San Miguel. OSM will present a unique operatic experience that will fascinate aficionados and beginners alike. In “Master Class LIVE!” international opera star Maureen O’Flynn will lead a quartet of singers [...]

San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Closes 2016 Season With Two Grand Finales


By Alexis White Tempestuousness, jealousy, agonizing sorrow, cosmic romance, seduction, flirtation, and comedic behavior come to life in opera, the passionate art that has brought 33 very talented young Mexican and American singers to San Miguel de Allende to study at the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto. This coming week these rising young opera [...]

Parker Quartet’s Generous Return to Music Festival

By Stanton Robert Gray When Jeremy Denk had to cancel his two performances with Festival Internacional de Música because of a family medical emergency, Dirk Bakker, the artistic director of the Festival, immediately began his search for a world-class replacement. There was an outpouring of support to find a replacement within 24 hours. The Parker [...]

It Takes A Village!

Pablo Leñero

By Joseph Bennett Meet Pablo Leñero, a 22-year-old from San Miguel de Allende with a huge dream. Leñero started playing the piano when he was nine years old. He begged, pleaded, and cajoled his mother to enroll him in piano lessons. Piano? Really? Wouldn’t you prefer guitar, violin, or clarinet? They´re beautiful instruments, small, portable, [...]

Free Lunchtime Concert in Bellas Artes

San Miguel Institue Tenors warm up at Bellas Artes

By Alexis White Some of the world’s most beautiful arias will soar toward the heavens when the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto presents a special afternoon program, Tenors Under the Trees/Música de los Tenores Bajo los Arboles. The free concert, sponsored by the Festival Internacional de Música San Miguel de Allende, will take place [...]

High Desert Rangers

MUSIC HIGH High Deset Rangers

By Jon Sievert Steel-string guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, and the music associated with them, are something of a rarity in Mexico where nylon strings, horns, and accordions are favored. Those instruments are, instead, the bedrock of American roots-based music to be performed by San Miguel’s High Desert Rangers at the Santa Ana Theater Thursday, August [...]

Pilaseca Wows in Colorado!


By Carrie Cameron It’s been a few weeks now since my favorite Mexican funk band Pilaseca, made their debut in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. For me it was my first experience as a roadie! We started the tour in the town of Vail, sister city to San Miguel de Allende, where many of our [...]

Two Opera Stars Bring the “Art of the Song” to San Miguel

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By Fredric Dannen For Robert Schumann, 1840 was an annus mirabilis—miraculous year—and also something of an annus horribilis. The German composer wanted to marry Clara Wieck, one of the leading pianists of the 19th century, but her father, Friedrich, was violently opposed. Friedrich had dragged Schumann to court, claiming his prospective son-in-law was a drunk, [...]

San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Announces First Two Public Concerts

Yamel Domort as Abigaille in Nabucco at Teatro Morelos in Toluca

By Alexis White The second year of the San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto is underway, thanks to the generosity of Bellas Artes. Thirty-three talented and aspiring young Mexican and American singers are studying with world-class faculty in the Institute’s intensive four-week program. Among them is Yamel Domort, one of Mexico’s most promising young opera [...]

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