Event Details

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.

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

If you would like to reserve your place for the entire 2018 series now, see below.


The series will have a total of eleven events, one every first Thursday of the month between February and December. Three of the eleven monthly events will be free conferences and the remaining eight events will be paid concerts. Individual admission to concerts will cost $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.

Tickets to individual events will be made available on a rolling basis but you can reserve your place for the entire 2018 series now!

Purchase of the full series pass includes guaranteed admittance to the 3 conferences and 8 concerts.

Full Series Pass - $90

Student/Senior Full Series Pass - $70

  • When: Thu Feb. 1 - 6:45 pm
    Thu Dec. 6 8:30 pm

  • Address: 2829 16th Street Northwest
    Washington DC,US 20009

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