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The World Music Series will run throughout the 2018 summer concert season and will take place at a number of venues including Thursdays On First and 3rd, the Rochester Public Library, and the Paramount Theatre in Austin, MN. Each artist will be in the area for two-day mini-residencies; performing two free concert previews on day-one of the residency, leading up to a full-length capstone performance on day-two; all of which are also free of charge. The purpose of this program is to foster among community members an appreciation for music, develop future audience, patrons and contributors for the arts and introduce the community to a variety of musical instruments and genres.

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  • La Victoria Pop-Up (World Music Series) La Victoria Pop-Up (World Music Series)

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 12:00 PM

    Rochester Public Library

    FREE

    From strong foundations in Mexican folk music, seasoned with contemporary life as Chicanas in Los Angeles, La Victoria has created a sound that reflects their city. Created in 2015, Mary Alfaro (guitar), Vaneza Calderón (guitarrón), and Rosalie Rodriguez (violin) have been actively performing in concerts, private engagements, television and more. All three musicians have professional backgrounds in mariachi music, and a commitment to preserving its essence. They play songs that ring true in their everyday lives as well as folk standards that are staples of mariachi. Their passion for the spirit of mariachi drives them to take audiences on an emotional and uplifting ride through the music, informed by the skills that the trio has acquired through the years. Mexican culture inspires them to use the core instruments of mariachi to achieve the sound and experience of today’s Golden State. Rosalie’s violin is the melodic elegance of the ensemble. Vaneza’s guitarrón provides the heartbeat of every song. And Mary’s guitar unifies the sound with percussive and graceful strumming. Each musician adds her own unique singing style, making this ensemble instrumentally and vocally engaging for all audiences. Inspired the likes of Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Linda Ronstadt, Rosie Hamlin and Alice Bag, La Victoria splays music that connects with audiences of all ages and ethnicities.

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

     

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  • La Victoria Pop-Up (World Music Series) La Victoria Pop-Up (World Music Series)

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 7:30 PM

    Paramount Theatre - Austin, MN

    FREE

    From strong foundations in Mexican folk music, seasoned with contemporary life as Chicanas in Los Angeles, La Victoria has created a sound that reflects their city. Created in 2015, Mary Alfaro (guitar), Vaneza Calderón (guitarrón), and Rosalie Rodriguez (violin) have been actively performing in concerts, private engagements, television and more. All three musicians have professional backgrounds in mariachi music, and a commitment to preserving its essence. They play songs that ring true in their everyday lives as well as folk standards that are staples of mariachi. Their passion for the spirit of mariachi drives them to take audiences on an emotional and uplifting ride through the music, informed by the skills that the trio has acquired through the years. Mexican culture inspires them to use the core instruments of mariachi to achieve the sound and experience of today’s Golden State. Rosalie’s violin is the melodic elegance of the ensemble. Vaneza’s guitarrón provides the heartbeat of every song. And Mary’s guitar unifies the sound with percussive and graceful strumming. Each musician adds her own unique singing style, making this ensemble instrumentally and vocally engaging for all audiences. Inspired the likes of Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Linda Ronstadt, Rosie Hamlin and Alice Bag, La Victoria splays music that connects with audiences of all ages and ethnicities.

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

     

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  • La Victoria (World Music Series) La Victoria (World Music Series)

    Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Thursdays On First & Third - Peace Plaza Stage

    FREE

    From strong foundations in Mexican folk music, seasoned with contemporary life as Chicanas in Los Angeles, La Victoria has created a sound that reflects their city. Created in 2015, Mary Alfaro (guitar), Vaneza Calderón (guitarrón), and Rosalie Rodriguez (violin) have been actively performing in concerts, private engagements, television and more. All three musicians have professional backgrounds in mariachi music, and a commitment to preserving its essence. They play songs that ring true in their everyday lives as well as folk standards that are staples of mariachi. Their passion for the spirit of mariachi drives them to take audiences on an emotional and uplifting ride through the music, informed by the skills that the trio has acquired through the years. Mexican culture inspires them to use the core instruments of mariachi to achieve the sound and experience of today’s Golden State. Rosalie’s violin is the melodic elegance of the ensemble. Vaneza’s guitarrón provides the heartbeat of every song. And Mary’s guitar unifies the sound with percussive and graceful strumming. Each musician adds her own unique singing style, making this ensemble instrumentally and vocally engaging for all audiences. Inspired the likes of Jose Alfredo Jimenez, Linda Ronstadt, Rosie Hamlin and Alice Bag, La Victoria splays music that connects with audiences of all ages and ethnicities.

    This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.

     

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