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December 2018

Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concert with Billy Branch

December 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637 United States
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The Chicago History Museum presents Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concerts with Chicago’s Billy Branch and Sones de México Ensemble Two Chicago based GRAMMY® nominated artists will share one stage when Mexican folk music ensemble Sones de México Ensemble joins forces with blues harmonica master Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues at DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. The concert, presented by the Chicago History Museum in support of “Amplified”—a current exhibit on the history of the…

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Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concert with Billy Branch

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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The Chicago History Museum presents Blues & Sones: Cross Cultural Concerts with Chicago’s Billy Branch and Sones de México Ensemble Two Chicago based GRAMMY® nominated artists will share one stage when Mexican folk music ensemble Sones de México Ensemble joins forces with blues harmonica master Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago. The concert, presented by the Chicago History Museum in support of “Amplified”—a current exhibit on the history of the…

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Family Night: Fiesta Mexicana and Workshops

December 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prairie Oak School, 1427 Oak Park Ave
Berwyn, IL 60402
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Sones de México Ensemble and Berwyn North School District 98 present a free night of workshops followed by Fiesta Mexicana, a concert based on our Parent's Choice Award-winning album of the same name. 5pm - 7pm Free workshops with Sones de Mexico Ensemble members • Danza de Viejitos Mask Making Workshop WATCH VIDEO: youtu.be/hTzrax3zOLk • Mexican Percussion Workshop WATCH VIDEO: youtu.be/kTihc7mQsJM • Danza del Sol: Aztec Dance Workshop WATCH VIDEO: youtu.be/G4gPelVMCe0 7pm: Fiesta Mexican interactive family concert. Free and open…

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La Posada (Pilsen)

December 15, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Ann School Gym, 2211 W. 18th Place
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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We're celebrating our guitar program graduation with a traditional Christmas posada open to the public. friends, Families and neighbors are welcome! Our graduating students will play seasonal songs with help from members of Sones de México Ensemble. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, ponche, cookies, turrón, colación, etc. We'll provide the piñata! Students will also be able to register in person for our Winter class session (starting January 5, 2019), Registration online is also available at sonesdemexico.com/school.

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La Posada (Rogers Park)

December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL United States
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We're celebrating our guitar program graduation with a traditional Christmas posada open to the public. friends, Families and neighbors are welcome! Our graduating students will play seasonal songs with help from members of Sones de México Ensemble. Bring a dish to share: atole, tamales, ponche, cookies, turrón, colación, etc. We'll provide the piñata! Students will also be able to register in person for our Winter class session (starting January 5, 2019), Registration online is also available at sonesdemexico.com/school.

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February 2019

Chicago Immigrant Stories: Pilsen

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble's Juan Dies, Victor Pichardo, Eric Hines and Erendira Izguerra join forces with Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic to explore the Mexican experience in Chicago through a jazz perspective at the National Museum of Mexican Art February 21. CJP’s artistry of cross-genre collaborations will meld with the musical culture of some of Chicago’s immigrant communities, in a series of small group “Innovation Lab” workshop performances that will culminate in a large orchestral event at Millennium…

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May 2019

Ballet Folklorico Estrella Del Mar 4th Anniversary Showcase

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Mother McAuley High School Auditorium, 3737 W. 99th Street
Chicago, IL 60655 United States
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$5 – $15

Sones de México Ensemble will provide the live music for this dance spectacular. Ballet Folklorico Estrella del Mar (BFEDM) will be celebrating its fourth anniversary. Please join them as they showcase the Mexican culture through dance with special live musical performances. BFEDM is a Mexican Folkloric dance group from St. Mary Star of the Sea School. Founded in August 2015, BFEDM consists of over 60 schoolchildren. In addition to encouraging discipline, teamwork, attention to detail, and an appreciation for the…

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Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wood Dale Junior High School, 655 N Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL
Wood Dale, IL 60191
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Fiesta Mexicana is an interactive concert for kids and their parents based on our Parents Choice Award-winning album of the same name. The program includes songs, storytelling and interactive games between the songs that are delivered in English and Spanish. The group embarks on a journey through Mexican music and the magic world that surrounds it. Children begin by learning about the four sacred elements of nature for the Aztecs: Earth, Wind, Fire, and Water. Then they learn songs about…

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Mole de Mayo Festival

May 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
18th Street, Pilsen, 1400 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60608 United States
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Sones de México Ensemble headlines on the first day of this three-day festival in Chicago's historic Pilsen neighborhood. We'll have a few surprises in this special performance as well as recieve recognition from the Mole de Mayo organizers for our 25th Anniversary of promoting Mexican folk music through award-winning programs and performances. We'll be performing on the Luna (east) stage at the corner of 18th Street & Blue Island Avenue. The Mole de Mayo Festival celebrates its 10th edition in…

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Benefit Performance for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Library, 190 S LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
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Celebrate immigrant children, their resilience, and their human rights at the annual Chicago fundraiser for the Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights. The Grammy-Nominated Sones de México Ensemble joins Stand Up Comic Meghana Indurti, and Young Center Founder and Executive Director Maria Woltjen. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights protects and advances the rights and best interests of immigrant children according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and federal law. The Young Center is a…

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