Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ana Cervantes'Concert last Sunday & Sundays in General at the Gene Byron

Going out to the Gene Byron Museum in Marfil, a short taxi or bus ride from downtown Guanajuato, is a favorite pastime for people who like classical music. The concerts take place at 1pm almost every Sunday. They cost 100 pesos or 75 for students and INSEN cardholders. The price includes an after concert table of gourmet botanas and a glass of wine or soft drink. This month the Museum is also featuring a special treat, an exhibit of vintage Guanajuato craftsman-made toys. Tom McCallum's paintings from Peru, Bolivia and Guanajuato are also on display at the far end of the museum.

Pianist Ana Cervantes played to a full house at the Gene Byron last Sunday. The program went from Scarlatti to George Walker (USA) to Brahms, then continued as Ana played six selections she had commissioned for her Rumor de Paramo program in the Cervantino. The first piece Ana chose to play from the project in honor of Juan Rulfo's twentieth century novel, Pedro Paramo, was by Ramon Montes de Oca, known both as a composer and for his direction of the Ciclo de Musica Contemporanea, who died recently in his early fifties. Ana's CD based on the Rumor de Paramo project continues to be available, price 180 pesos.

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