Festival of Classical Music
Cuale Cultural Center, Rio Cuale Island, Centro, April 18th, 7:00pm
Come enjoy the Children’s Classical Concert featuring the dedicated efforts of young classical musicians and ballet dancers at the Cuale Cultural Center.
Puerto Vallarta’s Department of Culture and Maestra Cecilia Scriban are very pleased to announce the Children’s Classical Music Festival, held in conjunction with national Children’s Day festivities. This children and youth Concert started since the fall of 2004, will again take place on the Patio of the Cuale Cultural Center Friday, April 18 at 7:00 pm.
From the outset, concerts celebrating classical artistic expression have been a continuous endeavor to nurture and increase awareness and appreciation of this genre of music. The idea of organizing such concerts providing a platform for young classical musicians of Vallarta came to the promoter, Maestra Cecilia Scriban, as a natural extension of her lifelong musical teaching career.
A resident here in Vallarta for almost five years now, she believes that ¨bi-annual events, where music teachers and students can showcase their talents, are much needed here – to motivate students, parents and teachers alike”. All this will go a long way towards “encouraging the appreciation and performance of classical music, which – alas – is still in short supply in Vallarta”. This event also aims to encourage and foster a stronger classical music education among the young people of this beloved town.
Although no longer teaching, Cecilia’s goal remains “to encourage and engage young people from an early age to take an interest in classical music” – a goal that she has held dear throughout her extensive teaching career in England, Canada, India and China.
The Children’s Classical Concert will feature promising students at various levels of piano, prepared by dedicated teachers like Maestros Heriberto Hernandez from the Collegio Pierre Faure and the Sindicato de Filarmonicos, Alfonso Mares Gomez of the Colegio Americano and the Biblioteca Los Mangos and Tomas Mojica from the Cuale Center Piano Workshop. The evening will conclude with the nationally acclaimed Corps-de-Ballet under the skilled tutelage of Maestra Debbie Bravo from Pro-Danza Academia de Ballet Clasico and a brief piano recital performed by the young and talented Vallarta concert pianist, Alejandro Villarreal, with works by Latin composers such as Spain´s E. Granados and Mexico´s very own Maria Manuel Ponce among others….
Come one, come all and enjoy this special free event of young classical musicians and dancers at this idyllic open-air Cuale Cultural Center, just East of Insurgentes Street where it crosses the river !