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Siempre Swing Is at it Again!

San Miguel de Allende MUSIC SINDICATO

By Helena Frigola Sock Hops featuring the Siempre Swing Band are adding a fun venue for dancing and listening to the music of the 1940s and ‘50s. Concert Siempre Swing Sat, Sep 6, 7:30pm El Sindicato Recreo 4 Tickets at La Tienda at La Biblioteca 120 pesos, 70 pesos students Siempre Swing is the result [...]

George Gershwin Solo Piano Concert

Geroge

By Antonio Cabrero George Gershwin’s exciting music covers a wide range of aspects of music in the United States. That is precisely what makes him the most important composer of that country. Concert Tribute to George Gershwin Solo Piano Concert Sat, Aug 30, 6pm Teatro Ángela Peralta 350/250/150 pesos A professional pianist since age 15, [...]

Concert Goes On!

By Susanna Turino “I still want to sing for the children,” Alicia Rappoport told Audubon president April Gaydos after receiving notice that because of structural concerns, the Bellas Artes would no longer be able to host her two Aires de Tango Prohibido concerts benefiting Audubon de Mexico’s Kids and Nature program. Fortunately, Bellas Artes staff [...]

The Claremont Trio makes its San Miguel debut

MUSIC CHAMBER

By Fredric Dannen The music critic for Audiophile Audition was annoyed. He had been asked to review a new CD by the Claremont Trio, a young, all-female violin/cello/piano ensemble from New York City, and the too-alluring cover photograph made him instantly suspicious. The violinist and cellist, twin sisters Emily and Julia Bruskin, posed coquettishly, the [...]

Trova de Rafael Mendoza en El Sindicato

Rafael Mendoza, foto de Carolina del Toro

Por Helena Frigola “Cantemos” es un concierto en el que el trovador Rafael Mendoza nos muestra parte sustancial de su obra. El concierto incluye canciones escritas a lo largo de los últimos 30 años; algunas de ellas grabadas en sus discos e incluso algunos temas inéditos. Canciones en las que el compositor testimonia nuestro tiempo [...]

Teatro del Bicentenario presents Puccini’s Tosca

By Lina de la Torre The Teatro del Bicentenario in León, Mexico, will present Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), an opera in three acts with libretto by Luigi and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on the drama La Tosca, by Victorien Sardou. The production will run on August 10, 13, and 16. This new production recreates a [...]

The Calder String Quartet Makes its San Miguel Debut

MUSIC CHAMBER MUSIC Calder Quartet

By Fredric Dannen For years, the haughty world of classical music has displayed a bit of snobbery toward chamber ensembles based in Los Angeles, the self-styled “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The Hollywood Quartet, formed in 1939, faced derision from the cognoscenti – until, that is, their fine musicianship silenced the skeptics. The L.A.-based Calder [...]

Mexgitanos, Jazz Manouche/Gypsy Jazz

MUSIC MEXGITANOS

By YaYa Silva Jazz Manouche, also known as Gypsy Jazz, is a musical genre born in Europe. The golden era of this style was between the years of 1930 and 1950. Django Reinhardt is considered the creator of this genre; he, of course, is also considered the best guitar player of this style of music. [...]

The Los Angeles-based Calder String Quartet Makes its San Miguel Debut

MUSIC CHAMBER Calder Quartet

By Fredric Dannen For years, the haughty world of classical music has displayed a bit of snobbery toward chamber ensembles based in Los Angeles, the self-styled “Entertainment Capital of the World.” The Hollywood Quartet, formed in 1939, faced derision from the cognoscenti—until, that is, their fine musicianship silenced the skeptics. The Los Angeles-based Calder Quartet, [...]

Canada’s leading piano trio, the Gryphon, returns to San Miguel

Gryphon trio

By Fredric Dannen In Greek mythology, the griffin (or gryphon) was a majestic animal with a lion’s trunk, tail and hind legs, and an eagle’s head, wings and talons. Roman Borys, the cellist of the Toronto-based Gryphon Trio – ranked as the best piano trio ensemble in all of Canada – says his group named [...]

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