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Norwegian Violin Sensation Returns to San Miguel for Concert on 1725 Stradivarius

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By Mittie Roger San Miguel welcomes the return of Norwegian-born violin sensation David Coucheron, known for being the youngest concertmaster in any US orchestra and for performing on his Stradivarius violin, made by the master luthier in 1725. Get ready to hear the “creamy, highly expressive … sound from his Stradivarius,” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram) of [...]

Performer Lady Zen’s Upcoming “Cocktails and Concert” Party is a Luxurious Fundraiser for Mujeres en Cambio Scholarships

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By Misty Gibson Haskett Mujeres en Cambio presents Lady Zen in concert in a cocktail party event with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and stunning views. The event will take place in a luxurious home at Revueltas 12, high in the Balcones neighborhood. The party will take place on Friday, April 5. Lady Zen herself [...]

Popular Group Media Luna Band Comes to Bellas Artes

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By Christie Seeley The exciting group Media Luna, an all-time favorite of San Miguel de Allende who are currently on an extended engagement in Puerto Vallarta, will be visiting their longtime favorite city of San Miguel on March 15 for a special concert at Bellas Artes. The band’s gypsy rumba, flamenco, and huapango music has [...]

Violin Phenomenon David Mendoza and Friends Take the Stage at the Peralta Theater

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By Fredric Dannen It is not commonplace for a violin soloist to draw crowds in a restaurant that usually books rock and blues bands and singers, but there is nothing commonplace about David Mendoza. Here’s an example: a friend of mine went to the downtown Paprika restaurant the other night and ordered a margarita, but [...]

Alfredo Muro and Virginia Yep Fuse Genres in Casa Europa México Guitar Concert

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By Zayra Aguilar An evening of Peruvian and Ibero-American music with a sensual Latin and jazz flavor is perhaps the best way to describe the upcoming performance by Peruvian classical guitarists Virginia Yep and Alfredo Muro at Casa Europa México on March 21. The two met some years ago at an international guitar festival in [...]

Experimental Actions And Sound Arts in San Miguel

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By Dyan Pritamo Both experimental actions and sound arts, in a broad sense, are based on musical practices that use sound as its starting point, applying exploration techniques that push existing limits and genre definitions. It’s practice dates back to the first decades of the XX century, deriving in genres like Musique Concrete, Electroacoustic Music, [...]

New Workshop Space Wants to Bring Awareness of Performance Art and Sound Art to Public

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By Dyan Pritamo Both experimental actions (often known as performance art) and sound arts, in a broad sense, are based on musical practices that use sound as its starting point, applying exploration techniques that push existing limits and genre definitions. Its practice dates back to the first decades of the twentieth century, in genres like [...]

Few Remaining Tickets Still Available for Concurso San Miguel XI

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By Shari Alexander Opera San Miguel celebrates the eleventh year of its national contest to identify and assist the best young opera singers in the nation, Concurso San Miguel, Saturday, March 2. Widely acclaimed as “the most prestigious opera contest in México,” this is the must-see musical event of the season, where 10 of the [...]

Ran Dank, Israel’s Dazzling Classical Pianist, Plays for Pro Musica

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By Mittie Roger Praised by the New York Times for his “vivacious playing,” Ran Dank’s intoxicating vigor, matched with his intuitive interpretation and delicate precision comes to St Paul’s Church for two unforgettable concerts on Friday, March1 and March 3. The Washington Post said it all in a recent review: “Dank played with … explosive [...]

Ella, Sarah, and Lady Day: A Tribute to the Great Jazz Divas

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By Joan Yonkler This month’s concert for the XXV International San Miguel Jazz Festival will honor the greatest jazz singers of all time: Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Billie Holliday. Mark your calendars for March 9, and come to the Angela Peralta Theater for this major treat. Originally from Limerick, Ireland, singer Louise Phelan has [...]

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