Classics 4 Kids presents “Mariachi Mania” – A Fusion of Cultures

classics-4-kids_logoSDBM is proud to announce that we will be working with Classics 4 Kids, an educational performing arts organization dedicated to improving academic performance through programs that inspire children to appreciate music. The organization is devoted to increasing lifelong participation in music and the arts, stimulating creativity and imagination, and improving academic achievement for children through professional orchestra concerts and educational programs designed to engage and inspire young audiences.

Classics 4 Kids on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m will present an hour-long, bilingual concert engaging to audience of all ages at the historic Balboa Theatre in Downtown San Diego.

The Classics Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates the music, dance, and song of Mexico! World-renowned Mariachi Garibaldi of Southwestern College, under the direction of Jeff Nevin and traditional folkloric dancers bring this festive concert to life. Mariachi mixes with classical music offering cultural enrichment for the senses.

Today’s youth need opportunities to experience traditional or classical music. Classics 4 Kids founder Marion Sciré shares “If you expose children at a young age and you provide them with an experience that is age appropriate, we can be very successful at building future audiences. What we try to do is select classical repertoire that is not necessarily child oriented, but we present it in such a way that children have something to focus on. We use a visual component, like dancers. When the youngsters can relate, it makes a difference.”

What: Watch Mariachi fused with classical music celebrating the music, dance and song of Mexico in an all-ages performance by the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariachi Garibaldi and traditional folkloric dancers.

When: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
Where: The historic Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave, Downtown San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $11-$20
To buy: For best available seats, please call Classics 4 Kids at (619) 231-2311. www.classics4kids.com

Otherwise please contact the Balboa Theatre & Civic Theatre Box Offices at (619) 570-1100, or visit any Ticketmaster location.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

The Classics Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Dana Mambourg Zimbric, is a professional ensemble comprised of top orchestral musicians hand-selected from throughout Southern California. The Philharmonic has been performing together since 1994 as the orchestra-in-residence for Classics 4 Kids. The Classics Philharmonic Orchestra performs a variety of musical repertoire exclusively for young audiences, ranging from traditional symphonic works, to new music, to symphonic pops, to jazz, and everything in-between. 

Dr. Jeff Nevin, the Director of Mariachi Activities at Southwestern College, was named, “California Multicultural Music Educator of the Year” in 2008. He performs with the mariachi ensemble, solos with symphony orchestras and has appeared with world-renown singers including Placido Domingo and Aida Cuevas. Mariachi Garibaldi has performed at several national education conferences, being featured in both American and Mexican national broadcasts. A documentary, called “In the Name of Mariachi Music”, featured the group and details the impact of the United States on the history and future of Mariachi music.

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