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;
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.
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.
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.
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.