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Cuerdas Clasicas: Ofrenda Musical

November 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$30 – $50

Join three Chicago Cultural Treasures (Cuerdas Clasicas, Sones de México Ensemble, and Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago) when we honor our Traditions by presenting a Musical Ofrenda. A night that will pay respects to our Cultural ancestry, through Music and Dance.

About Cuerdas Clasicas:
Cuerdas Clasicas performs a variety of musical works, both instrumental and vocal. Some are traditional Latin music, while others are classical works by composers such as Mozart, Vivaldi, Strauss, Johan Sebastian Bach, and Edward Grieg, all of which are characterized by pick instruments such as the mandolin, the bandurria, the lute, the bass, and of course, the classical guitar.

About Sones de México Ensemble:
Sones de México Ensemble is Illinois’ premier Mexican folk music ensemble. The two-time Grammy-nominated sextet specializes in Mexican ‘son’, a family of diverse, regional music styles that date back to the 16th Century. With a large collection of over 80 folk musical instruments representative of Mexico’s diverse local cultures the group’s multi-instrumentalist musicians, vocalists and dancers perform a repertoire that is rich in colors, textures and rhythms. They often collaborate cross-culturally with classical, blues, Irish, Chinese and other musicians and dancers to promote a deeper appreciation of Mexico’s rich, but often little-known rural music traditions.

About Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago:
The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago, founded in 1982, consists of 14 to 50 dancers that showcase dance & costume from 32 states of Mexico that range from pre-Columbian indigenous rituals to the influences of Spanish, French, Caribbean, & Revolutionary cultures on present-day Mexican dance. Performances are fast-paced, non-stop with many lighting and quick costume changes. Company’s mission is to increase the public’s awareness of this heritage that comprises over 300 dance styles. They have performed for President Reagan, Vice-President Bush, President Clinton, and Mexican President Fox.

Special Presale for friends of Sones de México: Save $5 per ticket with the promo code OFRENDAPRE. Follow the instructions at the Athenaeum Center ticketing site to redeem this offer.


November 3, 2023
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$30 – $50
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Cuerdas Classicas


Athenaeum Center for Thought & Culture
2936 N Southport Ave Chicago
Chicago, IL 60657
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