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Opera San Miguel’s 9th Season Ends on a High Note


By Shari Alexander The stunning growth of Opera San Miguel of recent years was on thrilling display this season, managing to astonish even longtime fans. Under the creative leadership of Artistic Director John Bills, the company’s focus has widened from presenting a small regional contest for young singers, to the most generous contest in all [...]

Harmonía Presents Globally-Inspired Spring Concert


By Michele Ostrove, photo Lou Barranti The incomparable voices of the all-women’s vocal ensemble Harmonía will transport the audience around the world and beyond—without leaving the acoustically perfect confines of St. Paul’s Anglican Church. Concert Harmonía Thu, Apr 6, 5pm St. Paul’s Church Cardo 6 415 152 0387 200 pesos donation Following two sell-out concerts [...]

First Friday…Live!

Maxie Graboyes

By Judith Jenya All are welcome to this meaningful pre-Passover Shabbat Service, Friday, April 7. A Musical Evening Shabbat Service “First Friday … Live!” Fri, Apr 7, 5:30–7pm The JC3 (Jewish Cultural and Community Center) Calle de las Moras 47 Corner of Cinco de Mayo 415-154 7358 Join us for a lively brief musical Shabbat [...]

Festival Internacional de Música’s “Salute to Excellence”

A few of the singers from Coro y Solistas CentrOpera Enrique Jaso, Mexico City

By Daniela Ahlenius On Saturday, March 18, friends of Festival Internacional de Música San Miguel de Allende gathered in the beautiful gardens of hotel Villas Xichú to celebrate the love of music and arts and to honor a beloved friend who has for a long time served both the festival and the community, Barbara Bladen [...]

Opera Meets Flamenco

By Luis Esparza Today more than ever opera singers are getting their skills pushed to the boundaries of versatility. An ever-growing musically well-educated society keeps looking for the singers to meet other genres. Music “Opera Meets Flamenco” With Liliana Medrano and Marianne Hernández Bar La Galería Plaza Alhóndiga across from La Mega Salida a Celaya [...]

Internationally Renowned Classical Pianist Anton Nel in Concert


By Mittie Roger Renowned pianist Anton Nel will make his San Miguel debut on Saturday & Sunday, March 11 and 12, at 5 pm at St. Paul’s Church on Calle Cardo. An international award-winner since the age of 12, Nel has toured the world for over four decades, playing in the most prestigious venues. Music [...]

Benefit Concert for Casa Hogar Mexiquito


By YaYa Silva “It always seems impossible, until it is done,” Nelson Mandela is quoted as having said. There are always those who make good things happen despite the difficulties that arise. They are the dreamers, the romantics, and the idealists who generously devote their lives to making the world a better place. In San [...]

Mexican Home (Songs of Love, Hope and Resistance)


By Phoebe Greyson What do you feel when you think of your Mexican home? Heat? Love? Color? Adventure? Passion? All these and so much more. Concert Mexican Home (Songs of Love, Hope and Resistance) By Catherine Bryne and Marc Taylor San Miguel Playhouse Avenida Independencia 82 Sat, Mar 11, 7:30pm Sun, Mar 12, 3pm Tickets [...]

Dorival Caymmi: Brazil’s Unsung Master

Dorival Caymmi

By Fredric Dannen About a dozen years ago, I was in Guanajuato visiting a former friend, a young woman born in Salvador de Bahia, a city in the northeast region of Brazil. I had my laptop open and I was trying to work. My friend asked if she could play a CD of music from [...]

Andalucía…Vive en el corazón

Por Teresa de León Hay vida en cada rincón, en la forma de hablar “apresurada” de la gente, en el caminar de las mujeres, que bailan al andar, la algarabía de la gente que se reúne en las plazas, el aroma dulce y fresco del jazmín, que te envuelve los sentidos y te transporta a [...]

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