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San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Announces Public Concert Schedule Two Concerts Will Benefit Casa de Europa en México, SC


By Alexis White The San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto (SMIBC) announces five public concerts in its third season of providing an intensive program for rising young opera singers with major career potential. Two of the five concerts benefit Casa de Europa en México, SC, which is donating the teaching, master class, and office facilities [...]

Concert “A Gypsy Journey Pt. II”


El Javi Presents In San Miguel His New E.P. A Gypsy Journey Pat.II By Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda The lavish Mexican guitarist El Javi returns to San Miguel just a year later to share more of his gypsy journey that has led him to present his music and virtuosity throughout different countries and continents for over [...]

¡Aclamados músicos llegan a San Miguel de lugares cercanos y lejanos!


Por Paula Peace El Festival Internacional de Música de San Miguel de Allende tiene la satisfacción de anunciar su 39 temporada de conciertos del 4 al 26 de Agosto del 2017, en la que se presentarán algunos de los más aclamados músicos mexicanos, así como también intérpretes internacionales provenientes de New York, Polonia, Canadá, Perú [...]

Concurso San Miguel Winner Advances to Finals in Italian Opera Contest

MUSIC OPERA Octavio Rivas receives the Zandonai prize from Alain Nonat at Concurso San Miguel 2017, while judges Maureen O'Flynn, John Daly Goodwin and Charles O

By Shari Alexander Octavio Rivas, one of the prize winners of Opera San Miguel’s 2017 contest for young Mexican opera singers, was chosen last week as a finalist in the 24th Annual Riccardo Zandonai International Competition in Riva del Garda, Italy. Rivas was the Audience Favorite Prize Winner and the winner of the Oliver Deehan [...]

San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Opens At Casa De Europa in México Aspiring Mexican, American, and Asian Opera Singers Attending Program

Joseph McClain and Michael Sylvester

San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto Opens At Casa De Europa in México Aspiring Mexican, American, and Asian Opera Singers Attending Program By Alexis White The wonderful aromas of chocolate and churros that waft over from Café San Agustín soon will be accompanied by the beautiful arias of Puccini, Rossini, Verdi, and many more when [...]

Danzón: One Time Only?


By Leonardo Rosen Remember “El Danzón y Otros Ritmos Bailables con el Club de Danzón Mercerina?” We have not presented our free admission dance event at the Jardín Principal of San Miguel de Allende since our eighth anniversary celebration on August 21, 2016. Why? I suggest that you ask the Department of Culture and Traditions, [...]

Acclaimed Trio Nova Mundi and a Enrique Prado Join Forces


By Fredric Dannen San Miguel’s best classical pianist, Enrique Prado, is something of an enigma. A native of Morelia who moved to San Miguel as a boy, Prado studied piano in Cuba, and at age eighteen played a solo concert at Mexico City’s Sala Manuel M. Ponce, dubbed “the Mexican Carnegie Hall.” Living up to [...]

The International Jazz Day


By Tere Urtusástegui The XXIII International Festival of Jazz and Blues of this city will hold an extraordinary concert to celebrate International Jazz Day. Leading musicians of different nationalities will share their music: Flora Pasquet—singer (France), Robert Kaplan—drummer and singer (USA), Patricio Peña—piano (Mexico), Azande Cummings—drums and vibes (USA), and Antonio Lozoya—bassist and musical director [...]

The History of Jazz in SMA


By Salomón Maawad UNESCO has named April 30 as an International Day of Jazz, a very important day for those of us who are jazz musicians. Let’s celebrate in the best way by honoring the great legends of this musical genre. These musicians have influenced millions of artists for various generations throughout the world with [...]

Pitayo Music Sessions


By Viridiana Gutiérrez Tejeda This Saturday, April 29, will be the second edition of Pitayo Music Sessions San Miguel with an intimate concert in the Art Gallery La 303 in Fábrica La Aurora, sponsored by Cerveceria Allende. The showcase is the Jazz Guitar Duet formed by the talented Mexican guitarists Alberto Medina and Roberto Sánchez-Picasso. [...]

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