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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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

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 […]

Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

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 […]

St. Benedict Fest

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 […]

Mole de Mayo Festival

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 […]

Fiesta Mexicana Family Concert

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 […]