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a diverse and thriving culture

Get ready for our in-depth look into Mexican Classical Music and how it has influenced great performers across the globe.

Our guest speakers bring their varied backgrounds to our virtual lecture hall, guiding us through the history and culture of Mexico.

Join us for this dynamic series of discussions!

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Introduction to the Series

Steven Thompson, Professor of Music, American River College

September 8


The Huasteca Region and its Music


Ursula Mares Figueras, Modern and Contemporary History, Instituto Mora

September 29

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Conducting the Music of Mexico

Donato Cabrera, music director California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic

November 10 


Carlos Chávez:
from Musician to Politician

Violeta Romo Norquist, Enrolled in the Modern and Contemporary History PhD Program at the Instituto Mora

September 15


Mexican-Caribbean fusion

Miguel Martinez, Director Corazon Sur, Latin Jazz Flutist and Percussionist

October 6


Nationalism in Mexican Muralism

Isaac Delgado Vela, Professor at Bosques International School

November 17 

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Art Icons of Ancient Mexico

Guadalupe Zetina Gutierrez, Professor of Anthropology, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico

September 22

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Baroque Voices from Mexico

Laura Prichard, Music Historian, San Francisco Operas

October 13


Mapping Great Mexico

Ericka Fernanda Reyna Cervantes, Visual Arts and Graphic Design, Universidad Nacional Autónoma


December 1 

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