The San Antonio Symphony and its world-class musicians will be playing with internationally recognized singers and musicians from Mexico for a special one-night only concert of historic and contemporary Mexican music.

The richness of a highly respected Symphonic Orchestra performing their magic side by side with internationally recognized Mexican artists who bring the essence of the golden age of Mexican music to the stage, will surely produce an unforgettable evening. 

Among the Mexican artists invited to sing with the symphony are Francisco Cespedes, Gerardo Flores, Aida Cuevas, Carlos Cuevas, Mijares, Edith Marquez, Kika Edgar and Margarita la Diosa de la Cumbia.

This concert is being produced as a benefit for the San Antonio Symphony, and more specifically, to support the orchestras extensive educational programs that reach over 40,000 children a year.
 
Scheduled Artists
Francisco Cespedes

Francisco Cespedes

Cuban-born singer/songwriter Francisco Céspedes left his physician career to get involved in popular music. The talented artist decided to stay in Mexico while visiting the country along with the Cuban Modern Music Orquestra. In 1992,  Luis Miguel recorded his songs "Pensar En Ti," featured on his album Aries, and "Que Tu Te Vas," on Nada Es Igual, which were good enough ...

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Aida Cuevas

Aida Cuevas

Aida Cuevas (born September 24, 1963) is a Mexican singer and actress also known as "The Queen of Ranchera". She  began singing in amateur contests at the age of 11. Her first national exposure was on a weekly live radio program called “El Taller XEW” in 1975 at the age of twelve. In 1977 she performed in Europe; this was ...

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Carlos Cuevas

Carlos Cuevas

The brother of Aida Cuevas, the "queen of the ranchera", Carlos Cuevas has been equally successful as an interpreter of the bolero, a Spanish dance style similar to the rhumba. The recipient of a "best male interpreter" award at Mexico's Festival OTI in 1989, Cuevas continues to be one of Mexico's truly gifted artists. While the sounds of Mexico remain the ...

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Kika Edgar

Kika Edgar

Kika Edgar is a native of Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas. She studied acting and singing at the Center for Arts Education Televisa (CEA), specializing as a ballet dancer. He debuted in the play "Scheherazade and Francisco" Maria Elena Saldaña. On December 8, 2009 was released their third album, Mr. Lover, which collects songs that were successful in the eighties, which repeats the formula of ...

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Gerardo Flores

Gerardo Flores

In 2007, lovers and connoisseurs of good music had a lot of material to choose from in one single CD titled "Junto A Ti", from Gerardo Flores. The recognized musical director of the TV show "Don Francisco Presenta" of Univision, made his debut singing lyrics of his own inspiration. With a musical career that includes many years and many hits, Gerardo, ...

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Edith Marquez

Edith Marquez

Edith Márquez (Mexico City, January 27, 1973) is a Mexican actress and singer who started her professional career by winning the television musical contests "Juguemos a cantar" (1978) and "Canta, Canta" (1984). She later attended some courses in the Artistic Educational Training Centre of Televisa and she was a member of the musical band Timbiriche. She has taken part in several soap ...

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Margarita, La Diosa de la Cumbia

Margarita, La Diosa de la Cumbia

As part of the celebration of its 30 year history and for the 4th time, Margarita La Diosa de la Cumbia has been nominated for the Prize Hey Anamusa 2010, which awards will be held on November 4 in Monterrey, Nuevo León. This time Margaret has been nominated in the category "Popular - Solo or Group Tropical" alongside artists such as ...

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Manuel Mijares

Manuel Mijares

Manuel Mijares (born José Manuel Mijares Morán on February 7, 1958 in Mexico City, is a popular Spanish-language singer who is billed simply as "Mijares." He launched his career at age 23. He is married to singer/actress Lucero, with whom he has two children. In 2000, DreamWorks selected Mijares to perform three songs by Elton John in Spanish for El Dorado. ...

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Background

Background

This year, Mexico is celebrating both its bicentennial and centennial. It has been 200 years since its declaration of Independence from Spain, and 100 years since the end of a brutal internal revolution that ended the 30 year dictatorial reign of Porfirio Díaz… both major seminal events in the rich history of Mexico.

The Project

The Project

A gala performance is planned around rich and traditional Mexican music from the 60ʼs and 70’s, a golden era of music in Mexico. Wrapped around this tradition, a mix of contemporary songs and artists of today will be added. This musical extravaganza will produce an event with many bridges…a bridge between the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and the United States; a bridge between the strong ties that bind San Antonio, South Texas and the people of Mexico;

The Concert

The Concert

A musical journey will be built around many of major artists Mexico has enjoyed since the Revolution. Internationally recognized singers from Mexico will be invited to interpret the excellent and timeless compositions of artists such as Agustin Lara, Armando Manzanero, Alvaro Carrillo, Roberto Cantoral, Jose Alfredo Jimenez and many others.

Additional Event

Additional Event

The family of Pedro Vargas, through his son Alejandro, has graciously offered to donate a bronze bust of the world-renowned artist to the citizens of the city of San Antonio.Pedro Vargas was one of the most prolific international singers of his generation. In addition to working with all the major stars of Mexico such as Agustín Lara and María Félix, he sang and acted with critically acclaimed artists such as Julio Iglesias, Ava Gardner, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr.

The Team

The Team

Organizers and Producers: George Kauss, Managing Director of Actium BioSystems and The Vulano Group, Board Member of AEM and the San Antonio Symphony. Alexandro Quiroz, Investor, Developer & Founder of AEM.

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