A fundraising gala to support the work of Sones de Mexico. The evening includes a gourmet dinner, a special award, an auction, and live music.
About this Event
Join us at our annual gala dinner event and help us fund the programs that you know and love.
We want to thank you and our closest supporters for allowing us the opportunity to bring the beauty of Mexican folk music and culture to anyone and everyone for a quarter century, so far.
The mission of Sones de México Ensemble is to promote greater appreciation of Mexican folk and traditional music and culture through innovative performance, education, and dissemination.
All event attendees will be treated to an evening of music, food and celebration while raising funds for a good cause.
Sones de México Ensemble will do a special live performance to observe 25 years since their very first gig in 1994. The project brought together musicians and educators who wanted to develop a new voice in Chicago. The band has toured 30 U.S. States, produced 6 albums, 2 Grammy™ nominations and won 4 Chicago Music Awards for Best Latin Band. As educators, they have taught tens of thousands in schools around the country and recently opened their own Mexican Music School in Chicago
Chef Dudley Nieto, a graduate of the renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school, hails from Puebla, Mexico. He is a long-time friend of the Ensemble and a culinary counterpart when it comes to honoring Mexico’s folk traditions. As a creative artist in his own right, he will prepare a special, five course regional Mexican dinner inspired by the group’s mission to surprise and please the senses. He is currently the Executive Chef at Sabores Auténticos de México.
Bid on items that resonate with the mission of the organization. Items include Veracruz folk jarana guitars in mint condition, collector books on Mexican folk art, food, music, and culture, bargain Mexican vacation getaways, and gourmet dinner packages. You can even commission your own authentic corrido written by us for you, and more.
See all items and bid early at sonesdemexico.com/auction Bidding will be concluded at the event.
Call us if you have a unique item you wish to donate to our auction.
For 25 years, the majority of Sones de Mexico Ensemble’s programming has been free and open to the public. It has had an educational component accessible to all audiences across linguistic, ethnic, economic, and age barriers. It has traveled to communities across the nation. It always promotes a greater appreciation of the diversity of Mexican music and culture. Many children now receive scholarships to study Mexican music with us. Help us keep this tradition alive and growing. Our gala dinner will celebrate the creativity and excellence you have come to expect from us.
Invite your friends.
Tell them to go to: sonesdemexico.com/gala to buy their tickets
Can’t come? Want to support?
Make a donation at sonesdemexico.com/donate
Call (773) 728-1164
Sones de México Ensemble is a not-for-pro t organization under section 501(c)3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided under U.S. tax law.
Sones de México Ensemble PO Box 13261 Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 728-1164 email@example.com