2013-07-30: Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Fernando de la Mora Headline MundoFox ¡VivaFest! Concert

Annual Mariachi Extravaganza Highlights “The Romantic Songbook of Mexico” Sandra Rubacalva, Symphony Silicon Valley will also perform September 7 concert first of three in nation’s only month-long celebration of Latin Culture

San Jose, CA (July 30, 2013) – Mariachi icons Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Fernando de la Mora, Mexico’s leading operatic tenor, headline ‘A Tribute to the Romantic Songbook of Mexico,’ the first of three concerts in the 22nd Annual MundoFox ¡VivaFest! on September 7 at 8 p.m. The gala concert also includes soprano Sandra Rubacalva, and Symphony Silicon Valley, conducted by George Daugherty. This evening of romance, melody and lyricism focuses on romantic boleros, art songs and ballads from such beloved composers as Maria Grever, Augustin Lara, Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Consuelo Velazquez and many more.

Hundreds of traditionally costumed school children who ‘graduate’ from the festival’s annual three-day mariachi and folklorico dance workshops, which launch MundoFox ¡VivaFest! (August 31-September 1), will join the headliners for a rousing performance.

MundoFox ¡VivaFest! is the nation’s only month-long, multi-venue celebration of the best Latino music, art, film and dance, combined with educational music and dance workshops and community conversations. Produced by the non-profit Mexican Heritage Corporation, this destination event showcases and explores Latino culture, inviting a better understanding of its treasures and heritage. MundoFox ¡VivaFest! takes place August 31 to September 28, 2013.

Where:

SAP Center (formerly HP Pavilion), San Jose, CA

Tickets Now on Sale:

Start at $40/person. Purchase at MundoFox ¡VivaFest! or Ticketmaster.com

Fundraiser:

All MundoFox ¡VivaFest! proceeds benefit the non-profit Mexican Heritage Corporation and San Jose Unified School District’s Joint Mariachi Youth Education Program which provides a rigorous standards-based music program in mariachi for students from diverse communities.

About the Artists:

  • Considered Mexico’s Mariachi elite, the iconic Sole de Mexico reflect the vision of an inspiring, artistic mariachi ensemble. With their joyful pulse, this 14-member orchestra personifies the moods of Mexico and its people.
  • Mexican operatic tenor Fernando de la Mora has performed leading roles in the world’s top opera houses include from Barcelona, Paris, Geneva and Cologne to New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires and Hanoi. He has worked with esteemed conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Ricardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, Charles Mackerras, Eduardo Mata, and Richard Bonynge, among others. He began his music education in the National Conservatory of Mexico, studying with Leticia Velázquez, Rosa Rimoch and Emilio Perez Casas.
  • Mexican soprano Sandra Rubalcava has performed her spirited interpretations of the lyric coloratura repertoire in such roles as Adele in Die Fledermaus, Nannetta in Falstaff, Despina in Cosi Fan Tutte and much more. She is a recipient of The Friends of Music scholarship, Eleanor McKnight-Haines scholarship and the National Hispanic Scholarship.

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