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Youth Orchestra in Concert at  Bellas Artes

By Tim Hazell Pro Musica’s thirty-member Youth Chamber Orchestra will perform at the historic Bellas Artes patio on Sunday, August 5 at 12pm. The event is part of their ongoing commitment to bring classical music to people of all ages in a beautiful setting. Concerts are frequently attended by over 300 music lovers, including families [...]

Lady Zen, Don Krim, and Paul Voudouris in an All-Star Benefit Concert

Lady Zen, Don Krim, Paul Voudouris

By Fredric Dannen The biggest problem I’ve had producing concerts for three of San Miguel’s greatest vocal stars—blues and gospel singer Lady Zen, countertenor Don Krim, and singer-songwriter Paul Voudouris—is that on each occasion, there were more people clamoring for tickets than there were seats in the concert hall. As they say, it’s a good [...]

Miró Quartet Kicks Off 40-Year Chamber Music Festival with Works Both Old and New


By Mick Lockey The Festival de Música de Cámara de San Miguel de Allende gets underway August 3 and 4. This chamber music celebration kicks off with the acclaimed Miró Quartet, who will perform a concert each night in the Teatro Ángela Peralta at 7pm. The Miró Quartet has performed in previous Festival seasons and [...]

Festival Event Highlights Fusion of Jazz and Rock ‘n’ Roll

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By Antonio Lozoya As part of the extraordinary concerts of the XXIV International Jazz and Blues Festival, there will be a presentation of “Jazz Meets Rock,” this Saturday, July 28, at the Angela Peralta Theater at 7pm. The fusion of rock ‘n’ roll with jazz has existed since the birth of rock—one might even argue [...]

Festival Focus: Striking All the Right Notes with Music Education


By Daniela Ahlenius Musical education has been an integral part of the Festival de Música de Cámara San Miguel de Allende from the very beginning. For all 40 years of the Festival, Mexican and international students have received instruction from the world’s great musicians. Peled and his Peabody Peled Cello Gang are at the festival [...]

Anam Cara Returns to Don Lupe Grill


By Marc Taylor Tonight at 7pm, Don Lupe Grill, 12 Salida de Celaya, presents the band Anam Cara. Anam Cara has become San Miguel’s magnetic and imaginative folk, rock, and country musical collaboration. The band, featuring Catherine Bryne, Marc Taylor, Jordan Beslow, and Larry Dworksy, presents well known songs from the 60s and 70s as [...]

A Little Water Music


By Tim Hazell The Pro Musica Youth Chamber Orchestra will open its Bellas Artes concert this Sunday, July 15, at 12:30pm with an exhilarating excerpt from the collection of orchestral music known as Water Music by George Frideric Handel. Often published as three suites in F major, D major, and G major, the opus premiered [...]

mportant Cuban Pianist Fidel Leal Comes to San Miguel

Fidel Leal

By Fredric Dannen When Cuban pianist Fidel Leal accepted an invitation to come to San Miguel and perform in our benefit concert series, the Steinway Series, we, the organizers, were satisfied to leave it at that, and let him choose his own program. Leal has been a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba, [...]

The Strad Quartet Brings Vivaldi to Life!

Antonio Vivaldi

By Tim Hazell Many of you have attended and enjoyed our Pro Musica Youth Chamber Orchestra’s energetic performances of classical music, Sundays on the beautiful Bellas Artes patio. Worthy of note is that the chamber orchestra has served as the vehicle to bring like-minded musicians together who have formed their own duos, trios, quartets, and [...]

How San Miguel Became Important to Opera

Joe McClain

By Michael Sylvester San Miguel de Allende has become a significant location in the Mexican opera scene for young opera singers aspiring to sing internationally. It hosts the Concurso de Opera San Miguel, currently the most important private opera competition for Mexican singers, founded in 2008. Also, in November 2018, the very first Met Opera [...]

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