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Merida Events: Opera, Music and AANY




This Week… starting March 28, 2011

Municipal Fiestas This Week

Yucatan Living There are no festivals or fiestas beginning this week in the outlying municipalities of Yucatan. Lent has begun and everyone is busy meeting their religious obligations, as well as preparing their homes for the huge Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities that are soon to come. Semana Santa, this year, will be from April 17th to April 24th.

In the City of Merida

 

Monday (Lunes) March 28, 2011

Yucatan Living Jazz Tunkul in Concert
This performance offers the rhythmic sounds produced by replicas of some of the region’s prehispanic instruments made by artisans in Ticul and Muna. The music has a modern flavor of fusion mixed with jazz and rhythms from other cultures. Look for modern Mayan music as well.
Location: Centro Universitario Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 65 x 70 y 72
Time: 5:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dueto Sonido Abierto in Concert

Rudy Vallado and Veronica Cabrera make up this duo to give you a night of music by Silvio Rodriguez, Joan Manuel Serrat, Victor Manuel, Alberto Cortes and others.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Monday
Admission: Free

 

Tuesday (Martes) March 29, 2011Stabat Mater by G.B Pergolesi in Merida

Yucatan Living Musical: Stabat Mater by G.B. Pergolesi
Featuring Esthela Alcocer, Maria Eugenia Guerrero and Yulidis Luna.
This is a performance of a 13th century Roman Catholic hymn to Mary. There is one that details the sorrows of Mary, but this one is the one that speaks of the joys of the nativity. Look for more of these types of performances as we near the May 1st beatification of Pope John Paul II.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Mozu “La Voz” in Concert
Songs tonight will be favorites written by Teo Filito, Ramon Triay, Armando Manzanero, Arturo Alcocery, Sergio Esquivel and others. Included will be Flor de Mayo
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Concert: Las Mayas Internacional
If you haven’t seen these ladies perform, this is the event for you! They are just wonderful!
Preview Las Mayas Internacional
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  FreeMy Summer of Love

Yucatan Living Movie: My Summer of Love
(United Kingdom, 2004) Directed by Pawel Pawlikovski, Starring Natalie Press, Emily Blunt and Paddy Considine. In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona (Press) meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin (Blunt). Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 8:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Café Peña K’aay T’aan: A Concert
Gina and the Flints
Location: Café Peña K’aay T’aan in Casa de la Cultura del Mayab, Calle 63 x 64
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Alma Grande y Banda Mix in Concert
Popular music, from ranchera to bolero
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Tuesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Workshop: Mascaras y Antifaces
Learn to make your own masks for costume balls and next year’s Carnival. This class is for the general public.
Teacher: Mtra Elide Soberanis.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

 

Wednesday (Miercoles) March 30, 2011

Yucatan Living New Ongoing Event: Open Mic in Merida
Comedy, poetry, music and more! This event will continue “every Wednesday from now until the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it.” …so do come out and enjoy the fun.
Location: Cafe El Pendulo, calle 64 between 73 y 75 in Col. Centro
Time: 8:00 PM (sign up at 7:30 PM if you want to perform)
Admission: No Cover but El Pendulo serves food, refreshments and cerveza, so keep that in mind.Tribute to the Composers

Yucatan Living Traditional Trova: A Tribute to the Composers
This performance, paying homage to the greats of trova past and present, will be under the direction of Mario Bolio Garcia, with some of the most beloved voices of Yucatan on hand to lend their talent to the evening.
Location: Museum of Yucateca Song, Calle 57 x 50
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Concert: Malena Duran and Los Embajadores
This performance will be traditional trova at its best.
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61
Time: 9:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living 21st Century Mayan Writers’ Roundtable
Sol Ceh Moo, Elisa Chavarrea, Briceida Cuevas Cob, Maria Luisa Gongora Pacheco, Patricia Martinez Huchim. Moderator: Cristina Leirana Alcocer
Location: Museum of Popular Art in Yucatan, Calle 50-A x 46, Mejorada
Time: 6:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Opera: Acis y Galatea by G.F. HandelOpera in Yucatan
This is a performance by the Opera Workshop of Centro de Musica Jose Jacinto Cuevas, under the direction of Maria Eugenia Guerrero. This work is most often described as a pastoral – or “little” – opera. It is the story of the love of a young couple, he mortal – she a diety, his death, and her making him immortal. Young love with a happy ending.
Location: Museum of the City of Merida, Calle 65 x 56
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Dueto Zaz’l K’ay del Mayab in Concert
Jose Luis and Jorge Moguel Martin make u this duo. Look for rhythm and music that will make you want to dance in your seat in this performance
Location: Teatro Cesareo Chan Blanco in Centro Cultural Ricardo Lopez Mendez, across from Liverpool
Time: 8:00 PM Wednesday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living Andres Tinoco in Concert
This young man is a wonderful guitarist and has a voice to match.
Preview Andres Tinoco.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Wednesday
Admission: Free

 

Thursday (Jueves) March 31, 2011

Yucatan Living Classical Music: One Night in Paris
Jose Carlos Milan Magana is pianist, director, and arranger for this performance of Yann Tiersen’s classic One Night in Paris. This is the haunting music of our youth and no one has preserved it better.
Preview the work of Yann Tiersen.
Location: Teatro Felipe Carrillo Puerto, Calle 60 x 57
Time: 8:30 PM Thursday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Thursday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Yucatan’s Musical Magazine: A Tribute to Pedro Carlos Herrera
This performance is under the direction of Maru Boeta. Participating tonight will be many of our all time favorites and good friends: Don Wilberth Herrera, Pedro Carlos Herrera and his Grupo, Luis Perez Sabido, Maricarmen Perez, Maria Teresa Gomez, Jesus Armando, the Ballet Folklorico of the State, and la Orquesta Jaranera del Mayab
Location: Teatro Daniel Ayala, Calle 60 x 61Macay Event
Time: 9:00 PM Thursday
Admission:  Free

Yucatan Living At the MACAY: Black Hair, Blue Eyes
This is a multidisciplinary performance based on a work by Marguerite Duras in a program called Soupirs Nocturnes, which was created by Sandra Lara.
Location: at the MACAY, Calle 60 x Pasaje Revolucion
Time: 8:00 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Workshop: Mascaras y Antifaces
Learn to make your own masks for costume balls and next year’s Carnival. This class is for the general public.
Teacher: Mtra Elide Soberanis.
Location: Centro Cultural Jose Marti / Parque de las Americas, Av. Colon x Calle 20, Col. Garcia Ginerés
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday
Admission: Free

 

Friday (Viernes) April 01, 2011

Yucatan Living Frank Fernandez in Concert
This is a concert by a wonderful Cuban pianist.
Preview Frank Fernandez
Location: Central Patio of the Olimpo
Time: 9:30 PM
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: Friday, 9:00 PM
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living At the MACAY: Black Hair, Blue Eyes
This is a multidisciplinary performance based on a work by Marguerite Duras in a program called Soupirs Nocturnes, which was created by Sandra Lara.
Location: at the MACAY, Calle 60 x Pasaje Revolucion
Time: 8:00 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Admission: Free

 

Saturday (Sabado) April 02, 2011Tosca Opera in Merida

Yucatan Living Opera Yucatan and Cultur Present: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini: Saturday April 2
This is a 2009 production from the Metropolitan Opera of New York with Karita Mattila (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez (Cavaradossi), and George Gagnidze (Scarpia). Tosca tells the tragic story of three people—Tosca, a famous opera singer, Cavaradossi, a free-thinking painter, and Scarpia, a sadistic chief of police-caught in a net of love, betrayal, sacrifice, and politics.
Location: Movie theaters at the Siglo XXI Convention Center
Time: Opera Talk: 11:30 AM, Opera: 12:00 PM
Admission: $40 peso donation to Opera Yucatan

Yucatan Living At the MACAY: Black Hair, Blue Eyes
This is a multidisciplinary performance based on a work by Marguerite Duras in a program called Soupirs Nocturnes, which was created by Sandra Lara.
Location: at the MACAY, Calle 60 x Pasaje Revolucion
Time: 8:00 PM, Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Movie
Check the MAAG for updates on this event
Location: LA 68, Calle 68 at Calle 55, Centro
Time: 9:00 PM SaturdayBananas Movie
Admission: $30 pesos, $15 pesos students.

Yucatan Living Woody Allen Movie: Bananas
(1971) Starring: Woody Allen, Louise Lasser and Carlos Montalban. When a bumbling New Yorker is dumped by his activist girlfriend, he travels to a tiny Latin American nation and becomes involved in its latest rebellion.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM Saturday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living AANY Art Show
The sixth "ARTE A MANO" show is here! As always, AANY (Amigos de Artistas/Artesanos Nuevos de Yucatan) will present a carefully chosen array of fine craft artists from all over the Yucatan Peninsula.  Work in all media will be represented, including wood, metal, fiber, glass, paper maché, clay, etc.
Location: CANACO (Chamber of Commerce) on Avenida Itzaes and Calle 31, 3 blocks south of Clinica Merida.
Time: Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 10AM-7PM
Admission: Free!  And free parking on Calle 31.  Food and beverages available.

 

Sunday (Domingo) April 03, 2011

Yucatan Living The Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan 
Today’s concert will pay a tribute to movies. There is no doubt that John Williams occupies one of the most important places in the world of cinema. His compositions have provided the backdrop for epic sagas like Star Wars, ET and Superman. Both young and old remember the classic musical music written for the Pink Panther by Henry Mancini. This strange and surreal cartoon cat and the disastrous Inspector Clouseau are sure to dance in your head while you listen to the second half of today’s program.
Location: Teatro Armando Manzanero, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Tickets available at the box office

Yucatan Living Documentary: Is There Life on Mars?
The discovery of the meteorite ALH84001 may change the human perspective on life in the rest of the universe.
Location: Museum of Natural History, Calle 59 next to the zoo
Time: 12:00 PM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Woody Allen Movie: Sleeper
(1973). Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and John Beck. A nerdish store owner is revived out of cryostasis into a future world to fight an oppressive government.
Location: Videosala of the Olimpo, Calle 62 x 61
Time: 11:00 AM Sunday
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living AANY Art ShowAANY Art show Spring 2011
The sixth "ARTE A MANO" show is here! As always, AANY (Amigos de Artistas/Artesanos Nuevos de Yucatan) will present a carefully chosen array of fine craft artists from all over the Yucatan Peninsula.  Work in all media will be represented, including wood, metal, fiber, glass, paper maché, clay, etc.
Location: CANACO (Chamber of Commerce) on Avenida Itzaes and Calle 31, 3 blocks south of Clinica Merida.
Time: Sunday April 3rd 2011, 10AM-6PM.
Admission: Free!  And free parking on Calle 31.  Food and beverages available.

Coming Soon


Yucatan Living Hotel Zamna: Grand Easter Luncheon: April 24, 2011
Welcome drink of your choice on arrival, 6 course Easter Luncheon
Served with unlimited Red or White Wine. Easter Prize Quiz
Location: Hotel Zamna, Calle 53 # 547, Barrio de Santiago.
Merida Centro. Tel….999 924 0103.
Time: 3:00 PM, Sunday
Admission: $300 pesos (limited to 28 guests)
More Information: Tickets available from hotel reception

Yucatan Living Chelem Christmas Dreams Garage/ Bake Sale – April 30
Its time for Spring Cleaning and wardrobe reassessment. In fact, a whole house clean-out is a good idea! When you’re finished, bake a dozen or so of your favorite cookies or muffins and bring it all to the Chelem Christmas Dreams Garage / Bake Sale in Chelem’s main square on April 30. This year, they hope to have enough surplus funds to branch out and tackle other projects, such as trash containers for Chelem Centro or maybe even a defibrillator (AED). These items would be of benefit to everyone who lives in the Chelem area or visits there.

Yucatan Living Progreso: 1st Annual Capital of Rock Festival: May 13, 14 & 15Progreso Rock Festival
For updates and great maps to the locations, please visit the Progreso Capital of Rock website.
Friday (May 13): 60’s Rock
Location: Plaza“Hombre caídos en el mar” (at the end of Calle 29)
Time: 6:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Rock & Pop
Location: Terraza de la “Pista de canotaje,” at the entrance to Puerto de Progreso
Time: 12:00 PM, Admission: Free
Saturday (May 14): Alternative Rock
Location: Area adjacent to the beach “El Playon,” (next to Hotel CTM)
Time: 5:00 PM, Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Pop Rock (new bands)
Location: Terrenos del Campo Deportivo“Víctor Cervera Pacheco” on the road to
Chicxulub Puerto, at the Glorieta del Corchito.
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free
Sunday (May 15): Rock (all types): Best Band
Location: Progreso Malecon; Parque Chazaro Perez
Time: 12:00 PM,
Admission: Free

Yucatan Living Alejandro Pinzon Conducts the Chamber Orchestra of the City
Mark your calendars for the following dates. Alejandro Pinzon, a native of Merida, is currently leading the Coro Latino-Americano Pittsburgh and has a very busy Spring ahead of him. On May 14, he will lead El Coro (short for Coro Latino-Americano Pittsburgh) in a performance in Pittsburgh – then hop a plane to Merida and practice, practice, practice for three performances during the last week in May. Following those performances, he will have a few days to indulge in a bit of the local tango scene before he flies back to Pittsburgh for another performance by El Coro in Pittsburgh on June 12. His three performances in Merida include:
May 22 -Comisaria Cholul
May 26 -Olimpo Theatre
May 29 –Iglesia San Sebastian

We will add further details as we get them.
Note: We are pressing for Michele and all of the Latino-Americano Pittsburgh members to come and spend a week in Merida. With luck, they will and we will be able to forge a cultural exchange and build a long-lasting friendship between El Coro and some of the choirs we have in Merida. So – El Coro… come on down!

 

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