Victoria, BC – On Saturday, March 13, Mariachi Del Sol reunites with the Victoria Symphony for a passionate and rhythmic live performance at UVic Centre. This 10-member band, fully dressed in charro costumes, will ignite the evening with classical panache, from soft romantic ballads to lively ranchero songs.
Mariachi Del Sol, one of Canada’s outstanding Mexican music ensembles, joins forces with the Victoria Symphony for the second time in five years. Mariachi Del Sol will be playing all-time favourites, tribute medleys to their composers, and powerful showpieces. The festive and exuberant evening includes Jesus Cisneros’ “Soy Mexico,” Spanish composer Manuel de Falla’s famous “Ritual Fire Dance” from his opera.
El amor brujo, and Ruben Fuentes’ mariachi anthem “Sones de Jalisco”. Audiences will also hear “Lluvia (Rain),” written by band leader, singer/songwriter and guitarist Octavio Carrillo, which was inspired by the weather of British Columbia and Mexico.
Mariachi Del Sol (Mariachi Canada), founded in 1992, is a mixture of Mexican and Canadian musicians. The core musicians include founder Octavio Carrillo, Johnny Guzman, Edurdo Rincon, Miguelito Valdex, Antonio Bernal, Cameron Wilson, Eduardo Galdames, Robert Clark, Mark Ferris and Sandra Fiddes. Since its formation, Mariachi Del Sol has performed at countless public, private and charitable functions in Canada, Mexico, the US and overseas, in front of all types of audiences. Upcoming performance includes the International Mariachi Festival Guadalajara City in Jalisco, Mexico in August 2010.
The Victoria Symphony is Vancouver Island’s largest and most active arts organization performing for more than 125,000 people each year, including 10,000 schoolchildren. Showcasing the outstanding talents of its musicians and guest artists, the Victoria Symphony’s 2009-2010 season offers a diverse and exciting line-up of over 50 concerts led by its vibrant Music Director Tania Miller.
The Victoria Symphony wishes to acknowledge the generous support of series sponsor The Bay Centre. Meet members of Mariachi Del Sol at The Bay Centre on March 12 between 2 pm and 4 pm, where they will be performing a taste of their music and available for autographs and photos.
March 13, 8:00 pm
$26 Adults, $21 Students