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¡Que Florezca! Sones de México’s 2017 Gala Dinner
December 9, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm$125.00
Sones de México Ensemble, the nation’s premiere Mexican folk music organization specializing in the preservation and promotion of regional Mexican “son”, will celebrate their growth from an informal group of neighborhood musicians to a multi-faceted educational and performing arts organization on December 9 at 6pm at the National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago. The gala event, titled ¡Que Florezca! (Let it Bloom) after their first album, will take as its theme the creative blossoming of the organization as a champion of Mexican folk music and culture.
Proceeds will help fund Sones de México Ensemble’s educational and performance programs.
The event will honor Henry Roa and his late wife Juanita Roa with the organization’s first ever “Keepers of Culture Award” and feature a specially created 5-course gourmet dinner prepared by renowned chef Dudley Nieto, a silent auction and an intimate recital by Sones de México Ensemble drawn from their 1997 debut album ¡Que Florezca! (Let it Bloom).
Silent auction items include a vintage guitarron built by famed luthier Roberto Morales, a signed and numbered print by the great Mexican muralist David Alfaro Siqueiros, and a 5-night stay at “Casa Simplemente María”, a fabulous three bedroom vacation home in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. See all the items at sonesdemexico.com/auction and participate in the advance online auction.
Individual tickets are $125. Discounts for groups. VIP packages and table pricing are available. Corporate sponsorships are welcome. Call (773) 728-1164 for details.
For complete information go to sonesdemexico.com/gala.