Serenata a la Virgen de Guadalupe

Sones de México Ensemble visits Chicago’s La Villita (Little Village) neighborhood to perform a traditional serenade to the Virgin of Guadalupe to celebrate this important Mexican religious holiday. This special concert is free and open to the public.

Día de los Muertos Concert

The City of Evanston Parks Recreation and Community Centers presents a family friendly Day of the Dead Celebration. Enjoy a puppet show, costume parade, art stations for making ofrendas, Mexican food & beverages plus a CONCERT for the Day of the Dead by Sones de México Ensemble and guest dancers. FREE AND OPEN TO THE […]

In Concert: St. John’s Episcopal Church

Formed in the artistic heart of Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier Mexican folk music organization. Grammy-nominated and voted “Best Latin Entertainer” at the Chicago Music Awards (2015-2018), the group is helmed by co-founder and ethnomusicologist Juan Díes, who was recently awarded a USA Fellowship. With an impassioned mission […]

In Concert: College of Lake County

Sones de México Ensemble visits the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the College of Lake County. Formed in the artistic heart of Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood, Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier Mexican folk music organization. Grammy-nominated and voted “Best Latin Entertainer” at the Chicago Music Awards (2015-2018), the group […]

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

Experience a guided tour through Mexico’s folk music regions with music, dance, narration, and multimedia. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques rarely heard outside these regions. Some of the styles covered include son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and a dozen other styles. Discover everything you ever wanted […]

Navy Pier Quinceañera Concert

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 […]

Mexican Folkloric Dance Company of Chicago

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 […]

Chicago Immigrant Stories II: Finale

Greek saxophonist and composer Athanasios Zervas and Sones de México Ensemble join Orbert Davis and the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic for the culmination of this years edition of the CJP’s Immigrant Stories project. The concert also features immigrant members of Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Argentinian pianist Leandro Lopez Varady, Bulgarian violinist Zara Zaharieva and Lebanese oud player […]

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico: Art Institute of Chicago

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 […]

Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico

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, […]