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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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July 2019

Orbert Davis’ Jazz & Family Fun Festival

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Island Park, P O Box 665 79 Mill St.
Momence, Illinois 60954
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Sones de Mexico Ensemble is the guest of Chicago jazz composer, trumpeter and Chicago Jazz Philharmonic leader Orbert Davis at his first annual Jazz & Family Fun Festival. We are also collaborating with the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic for the world premiere of Chicago Immigrant Stories II July 22 at Millennium Park in Chicago. Enjoy an afternoon of Food, Family, Fun, and Music at Momence Island Park in Momence, IL (near Kankakee). Also performing are the Swing Kids, The Chicago Jazz…

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St. Benedict Fest

July 13 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
St. Benedict School, 2339 York St, Blue Island, IL 60406
Blue Island, Illinois 60406
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A Catholic School Fundraiser sponsored by the Sánchez family in memory of Gregorio and Josefina Sánchez, a teacher immigrated from Irapuato, Guanajuato in 1914 and whose descendants continue to make a strong impact on the community. All proceeds benefit the students of St. Benedict School. Free Admission Fun for the entire family! Festival starts at 2pm

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Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
LIncoln Home National Historic Site, 426 S 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
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Free

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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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico: Springfield, IL

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
LIncoln Home National Historic Site, 426 S 7th St.
Springfield, IL 62701
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Free

The Lincoln Home National Historic Site presents our lively and informative musical lecture demonstration Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico. Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with music, dance, narration, and multimedia. Learn about regional styles like Tapatíos, Jarochos, Regios, Chilangos, and Calentanos and the people that created them. Discover everything you ever wanted to know about Mexico’s regional folk culture and music. THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. It…

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Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

July 19 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Chicago State University, 9501 S. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60619
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Free

Sones de Mexico Ensemble continues this national NEA funded tour program with this free presentation at Chicago State University in Chicago’s South side, hosted by the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Jazz Academy. Mexico's folk music and dance styles are very diverse and largely unknown outside of Mexico. There is son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and over thirty other styles. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques rarely heard outside these regions. Let the GRAMMY™…

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