First Thursdays, 6:45pm, February - December of 2018 at the Mexican Cultural Institute


The Mexican Cultural Institute is excited to announce its 2018 Music Series, La Música de México. The 2018 Music Series is a connected and comprehensive program of concerts, conferences, and recitals with some of Mexico and the US's most renowned composers, musicians, and academics.

Curated by Mexican musician and composer Carlos Sánchez-Gutiérrez (professor at the Eastman School of Music), the program will host an event on the first Thursday of every month from February to December of 2018. Events will span genres from traditonal to contemporary and include the expertise of composers, musicians, ethnomusicologists and more!

All events in the series are free with a $5 suggested donation. RSVP!

Full Series Calendar

February 1, 2018 - Lecture and recital with contemporary composer Dr. Francisco Castillo Trigueros
March 1, 2018 - Recital of contemporary Mexican music for guitar with Dr. Dieter Hennings & University of Kentucky Guitar Quartet
April 5, 2018 - Conference "The fox trot and the Mexican canción: modernity tradition and foreign invasion" by musicologist Dr. Leonora Saavedra
May 3, 2018 - Recital of music from Mexico and Italy by soprano Daniela D'Ingiullo and pianist Dr. Roberto Hidalgo
June 7, 2018 - Conference and recital on the traditional Sones of Jalisco with artist and ethnomusicologist Cornelio García
July 5, 2018 - Conference on traditional music in Mexico with composer and producer Annette Fradera
August 2, 2018 - Conference and recital with singer-songwriter Alfredo Sánchez
September 6, 2018 - Conference with musicologist Dr. Ana Alonso Minutti
October 4, 2018 - Recital of chamber music by composer Dr. Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez and friends
November 1, 2018 - Recital of chamber music with violinist Saul Bitran and pianist Sally Pinkas
December 6, 2018 - Recital of Julián Carillo's String Quartets with musicologist Dr. Alejandro Madrid and Momenta String Quartet

Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
First Thursdays, February - December of 2018