Cervantino Cultural Events in Oct 2011

October 7, 2011

Filed under: San Miguel de Allende Events — Annie @ 11:09 am

In October, San Miguel bursts with fireworks and crowds. Parades fill the streets. Music resounds off the brightly colored walls. And during all the commotion, the International Cervantino Festival takes place (October 14-30) in nearby Guanajuato with several events coming to San Miguel as well.

The festival started in the city of Guanajuato more than 50 years ago. Since then it has grown to be one of the largest cultural events in Latin America, and many of the concerts and exhibitions now take place in San Miguel de Allende. This year, nine of the featured international events from the Guanajuato festival also will be performing here during the three-week period.

Some of the “must see” performances this year include:

GravityWorks: Friday, October 14, 2011, at the Jardín Principal. This local circus troupe will be performing spectacular aerial acrobatics and dance.

“Robinson at Rosewood: Jazz Two Ways”: Wednesday, October 19, 2011, at the Rosewood Hotel.  An exciting evening of Latin Jazz and Funk with two great new bands led by Doug Robinson.

The Oslo Camerata: Sunday, October 16, 2011, at the Teatro del Obraje. This Norwegian group will perform music by Karl Philipp Emmanuel Bach (Johann Sebastian’s son) and Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.

El Quinteto Real: Saturday, October 22, 2011,at the Angela Peralta Theater.  El Quinteto Real, from Argentina, will play a tribute to tango and milonga.

La Grande Chapelle: Friday, October 28, 2011, inside the Parroquia church. This group from Spain will offer a vocal and instrumental concert of traditional Spanish music.

Forbidden City Chamber Orchestra: Saturday, October 29, 2011, at Angela Peralta Theater.  Contemporary music played with traditional Chinese instruments will be performed for the audience’s delight.

And many more…

For schedule and ticket information, check out this website: www.cervantinosanmiguelallende.com

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