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XII National Jazz Encounter 2015

Julián Arcos

By Gil Givens Salomón Maawad has organized the XII National Jazz Encounter 2015 at the Angela Peralta Theater. Opening night will feature Gabriel Hernandez and his Jazz Quintet. Gabriel, a Cuban pianist, has appeared in many international jazz festivals, such as Montreal, Montreaux, “ambori in Poland, Yugoslavia Jazz Fest, and Danube Fest. He was part [...]

Opera San Miguel 2015 Season: Concert, Contest, and Superstar Tenor

MUSIC OPERA Javier Camarena

By Shari Alexander Opera San Miguel will bring Mexican tenor Javier Camarena, the spellbinding international opera star, to San Miguel de Allende. He will be flying in especially for his appearance from Vienna, where he is starring with Joyce DiDonato in Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda. Opera Concert Mexico-Canada Co-OPERA-tive Fabián Lara, tenor; Tamara Rusqué, soprano Sun, [...]

George Gershwin and Jazz Standards

MUSIC PIANO George Gershwin

By Antonio Cabrero An interesting approach to a concert tribute to George Gershwin is to use the piano solo, since that was Gershwin’s instrument and all of his compositions originate there. It is also significant to set his superb piano music among the best piano music written at that time or later—most of it influenced [...]

Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra Will Inspire

MUSIC PRO MUSICA

By Mittie Roger After touring extensively in the United States, the Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra returns to San Miguel for its only performance of the year to play a powerful concert on Sunday, February 8, at Angela Peralta theater at 5pm. The program includes Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, The Great, Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium, [...]

Encuentro de Raíces

MUSIC SHELTER1

Por Yaya Silva Méndez El Ensamble de Daniel Torres, regresa a San Miguel para compartir su último proyecto musical junto a Ceci Di Salvo, cantante argentina y talentosos amigos que se suman en esta ocasión para este concierto de fusión y tradiciones musicales. Tendremos el gusto de escuchar un repertorio de composiciones originales y el [...]

Canadian Embassy Delegation to Attend Opera Cultural Exchange

Canadian soprano Tamara Rusqué

By Shari Alexander In the first-ever operatic cultural exchange between San Miguel de Allende and Canada, Opera San Miguel will present the Mexico-Canada Co-OPERA-tive Concert on February 1 at the Miguel Malo Auditorium at the Bellas Artes. The exciting program will feature operatic arias and duets, operetta, Zarzuela, and Mexican songs by Agustín Lara and [...]

Pro Musica Presents Verdi’s Grand Opera La Traviata

MUSIC PRO MUSIC

By Michael Pearl Of the popular middle trilogy operas that Verdi composed (Rigoletto and Trovatore make it up), La Traviata is probably the most popular. The sensitive, heart-rending story of the lovely Violetta racked to the end by the cruel malady of tuberculosis has stolen the hearts of millions. It seems appropriate; therefore, that Pro [...]

Scott Joplin’s Ragtime Hits Played by Richard Dowling

Richard Dowling

By Mittie Roger   The works of Scott Joplin, King of the Ragtime Writers, will be featured for one night only, played by one of his foremost exponents and a San Miguel favorite, pianist Richard Dowling. This delightful, soon to be recorded program, will take place at 6pm on Friday January 30th at St. Paul’s [...]

The Great Romantic Composers with Alexander Pashkov

MUSIC PRO MUSICA

By Mittie Roger After his triumphant recitals for Pro Musica last season, Pashkov takes the stage with two new concerts featuring works of the great romantic composers on Saturday, January 24, and Sunday, January 25, at St. Paul’s Church on Calle Cardo. His classical Russian technique, combined with a powerful and invigorating intensity, is sure [...]

Music-Lovers: Come Experience an Outing to Remember

MUSIC CELAYA

By Adrienne Williams, Kay Ortega, Ginny Green Concert and trip to Celaya Mon, Jan 26, 10am-5pm Bus leaves St. Paul’s Church at 10am 500 pesos Tickets in advance Ginnylee2014@gmail.com Agroup from San Miguel, in conjunction with the Celaya Conservatory of Music, is arranging transportation to and from Celaya on chartered buses Monday, January 26. On [...]

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