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July 2019

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60603
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble will give an outdoor presentation of its musical and geographical national tour program with this presentation hosted by the Art Institute of Chicago’s 2nd Annual Block Party. Enjoy live renditions of at as many as 12 different folk music and dance styles from different areas of Mexico, each unique and often unknown outside of its local region. Hear live samples of son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and a half dozen other styles. Different…

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Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ho Chunk Gaming Black River Falls, W9010 Hwy 54 East
Black River Falls, WI 54615
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$35.00

Sones de México Ensemble joins the The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago for a special evening celebrating Mexican culture, music and dance. The Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago was founded in 1982 by José Luis and Matie Ovalle, its present artistic directors and choreographers. As Chicago’s oldest Mexican dance institution, MFDC has received countless recognition and awards, has performed for three presidents and represented Mexico in the 1994 USA World Cup opening ceremony. The company has collaborated with…

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August 2019

Navy Pier Quinceañera Concert

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611 United States
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Free

Señioritas quinceañeras, join us for Quinceañera at Navy Pier! On the 17th of August, celebrate your 15th birthday with us and enjoy an unforgettable experience like only Navy Pier has to offer. After meeting in the Crystal Gardens, all participating young ladies will be treated to a free, professional photo to commemorate the occasion, along with one complimentary ticket to ride the Centennial Wheel. Sones de México Ensemble will celebrate along with them by performing a concert at 6:30 (after…

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Juan Díes: Beyond the Music, A Musical Geography of Mexico

August 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
East Los Angeles Public Library, 4837 E 3rd St.
East Los Angeles, California 90022
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Free

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Mexican folk music but were afraid to ask. Juan Dies is a 2019 USA Fellow, a folklorist, ethnomusicologist, and co-founder/producer of the two-time GRAMMY™ Award Nominated group Sones de Mexico Ensemble, now on its 25th Season. His visit to the Chicano Resource Center at the East Los Angeles Library is part of a lecture tour sponsored in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Using a map and…

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