Concert and Gala Event, August 21, 2019, 7:30PM
New this season, the Festival is combining artistic forces with Academia de Artes y Oficios Renacimiento y Trinitate Philharmonia in León, Guanajuato to bring a special concert on August 21, to be performed by Symphonie Atlantique Chamber Ensemble —artists-in-residence for the 2019 Festival.
This concert, featuring music from the Baroque period, will take place in the academy’s Auditorio Renacimiento, a state-of-the-art auditorium. Symphonie Atlantique will perform a rich program that includes works by Vivaldi, Corelli, and Marais. These master musicians are experts in Baroque instruments and the music of the period and are known for creating unique musical performances.
The concert in Leon will be one of the season’s best events and will extend the Festival’s outreach and musical influence to other communities. Ticket prices will include a gala concert and a gala reception in one of Leon’s most prestigious halls.
This exciting collaboration enriches the academy’s existing music education. Academy students—some 200 weekly—receive music education based on the learning model El Sistema, made famous by Venezuelan educator, musician, and activist José Antonio Abreu.
Both the Festival and the academy will explore further collaborations, expanding the Festival de Música de Cámara season in León while exposing the children of the academy to some of the greatest musicians in the world. It’s a partnership well-worth investigating, and your ticket donations help make these worthy programs possible.
Tickets for the concert in León at the Renaissance Auditorium can be purchased online at www.boletocity.com
Fiesta at the Hacienda, Concert & Dinner, August 31, 2019, 5:00PM
The Fiesta at the Hacienda will celebrate a dedicated week of study for the students and the success of this year’s season.
The Festival will provide bus transportation from San Miguel de Allende, and upon arrival at the Hacienda, you will be offered a refreshing beverage.
Then you will enter the chapel to hear the Baroque concert performed by members of the Symphonie Atlantique and the Mexican students.
Following the concert, we will all proceed to the Hacienda’s courtyard for cocktails, followed by dinner in the dining room. During the cocktail and dinner time, the hosts at the Hacienda invite you to tour the facility, the grounds, and its remarkable art collection.
Bus transportation will be provided back to San Miguel de Allende at the end of the evening.
Tickets for the Fiesta at the Hacienda will be available July 15 for $150USD at the Festival office Monday-Friday from 10AM-1PM, at Boleto City in Mercado Sano, and online at www.boletocity.com
Please join us for a festive evening of music, food and art at the beautiful Hacienda Santa Clara on August 31! . Your contribution makes possible our mission to bring the highest quality music and music education to San Miguel de Allende.
Music Education Strikes All the Right Notes
For last year’s concert-goers, a highlight of the Festival was Cello Week education program, and this year we are expanding the program.
Twelve students of stringed instruments, who are interested in Baroque music, will work with members of the Symphonie Atlantique in individual lessons, Master classes, rehearsals, and performance.
For these young, serious musicians, it’s an educational chance of a lifetime, and many of our past students have excelled since attending Education Week. For some, Education Week is a turning point in their careers as serious musicians.
This site for this year’s Education Week, August 26 – September 1 is the Hacienda Santa Clara Study and Research Center outside of San Miguel de Allende, established by Pablo and Barbara Marvin. It is a center for international study, and the perfect location for our Education Week, an artistic nexus for study and performance.
The site is a 340-acre former maguey-producing hacienda and is comprised of a main house, chapel, and dormitories. The buildings have been restored or constructed using mostly local materials and craftsmen. They are surrounded by gardens filled with native plants and notable Mexican sculpture.