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October 2017

The Mercado on Fifth (Moline, IL Farmers Market)

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mercado on Fifth, 1122 4th Ave
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble travels to the Quad Cities for an outdoor public concert at the Mercado on Fifth. Mercado on Fifth is a night market that runs every Friday from 5 PM to 9 PM in the Floreciente neighborhood on 5th Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets in Moline. The open-air, multicultural market, features 30-plus food and crafts vendors. This is a free and family friendly event. For more information, visit http://www.mercadoonfifth.com/  

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Juan Díes: Beyond the Music

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley, 338 6th St.
Moline, IL 61265 United States
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Juan Díes, ethnomusicologist and founding member of Sones de México Ensemble, presents a solo version of “Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico.” Learn about the forms of music that comes from Mexico’s many regions and the cultures that created them in this lecture and demonstration that includes music. Free and open to the public. “Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico” is sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and is…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Beloit Public Library, 605 Eclipse Blvd
Beloit, WI 53511 United States
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Do you know where Tapatíos, Jarochos, Regios, Chilangos, Calentanos and other regional styles of Mexican music come from? What are the people like who created them, and how did their music, dance and traditions come to be like that? Our Beyond the Music series holds the answers.   Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with lively and informative musical demonstrations by the Ensemble. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City Auditorium, 400 N Hastings Ave
Hastings, NE 68901 United States
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble’s “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico” QUIZ: Where are Tapatíos, Jarochos, Regios, Chilangos, and Calentanos from? What is their music like, and how did it come to sound like that? Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with our lively and informative multimedia performance presentation. Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and music (but were afraid to ask.) ADMISSION IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE…

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Día de los Muertos Concert (Evanston, IL)

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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The Evanston Starlight Concert Series presents: Concert for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with Sones de México Ensemble and guest dancers. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

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November 2017

Native Heritage Month: Day of the Dead Concert (Washington, DC)

November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Museum of the America Indian, 4th St SW & Independence Ave SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble travels to the nation's capital to celebrate Día de los Muertos at the Potomac Atrium of National Museum of the American Indian. The concert will also be webcast live at http://nmai.si.edu/explore/multimedia/webcasts/ This collaboration between the Smithsonian Latino Center and the National Museum of the American Indian celebrates Native ancestors and connect with living Native cultures. This program bridges the commemoration of Day of the Dead with the contemporary focus of Native American Heritage Month. Free and open to the public.

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Day of the Dead Concert (Arlington Heights, IL)

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005 United States
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$20

The Northwest Suburban Community Concert Association presents: CONCERT for the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) with Sones de México Ensemble and guest dancers. Tickets are $20 For box office and more info www.nscommunityconcerts.org

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Juan Díes and Erendira Izguerra

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Back of the Yards Coffeehouse & Roastary, 2059 W. 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60609 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble members Juan Dies & Erendira Izguerra present a duet recital to show their work completed under their 2017 IACA Master/Apprentice Grant featuring Mexican folk music for violin, clarinet, guitars, and bass. Musician and Executive Director of Sones de Mexico Ensemble, Juan Dies (guitar/bass/voice), and musician Erendira Izguerra (violin/clarinet/voice), will perform selections from various regions in Mexico and showcase their wok together under the 2017 Illinois Arts Council Agency Master/Apprentice Program. Erendira met one-on-one with Juan Dies…

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December 2017

¡Que Florezca! Sones de México’s 2017 Gala Dinner

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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$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…

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Posada in Pilsen

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Ann School Gym, 2211 W. 18th Place
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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    Join Sones de México Ensemble at the St. Ann School Gymnasium in Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood for a Christmas Posada for the whole family! Featuring members of Sones de Mexico Ensemble and a recital by graduating students from our Mexican Music School. We will have a Christmas carol singalong, a piñata, and certificates for the graduates. We'll be taking Music School registrations for new winter sessions that begin on January 6, 2018. To learn more about the school's…

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