We are pleased to announce our 2024 Concert Season with two exciting series. The first series, Sound of the Border | Sonido de la Frontera, will be held at Mingei International Museum. The series is inspired by a Mingei exhibit, La Frontera, and will delve into the vibrant cultural landscape of the U.S.-Mexico border. The second series, Mesmerizing Melodies from Three Ancient Lands, held at the La Jolla Community Center, will showcase the cross-cultural exchange of musical ideas between three distant lands along ancient trade routes.
Sound of the Border | Sonido de la Frontera
Mingei International Museum – 7:30 PM
Sound of the Border | Sonido de la Frontera is a concert series centered around the vibrant cultural dynamism along the U.S.-Mexico border. Inspired by the ‘La Frontera’ exhibit at Mingei International Museum, this series explores the essence of this borderland represented by three musical traditions.
In this border region music acts as a powerful form of social and cultural activism and as a way to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of inhabitants on both sides of la frontera. Sonido de la Frontera is dedicated to highlighting the role of music as a transformative and unifying force.
Audiences who take this musical journey will resonate with the stories, the resilience, and the distinctive yet interconnected human experiences that define this unique cultural space.
January 12th: Uniting Cultures through Drums and Percussion
Featuring Drummers Without Borders
February 9th: Songs and Activism in the Borderlands
Featuring Martha Gonzalez and Tylana Enomoto
March 8th: Celebrating Mexican Musical Heritage
Featuring Hermanos Herrera
Mesmerizing Melodies from Three Ancient Lands
La Jolla Community Center – 7:30 PM
In this concert series we explore three traditions that have exchanged musical ideas for at least a thousand years along ancient trade routes from Western China through Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East, and North Africa all the way to Morocco and Southern Spain.
Throughout this huge area of the globe, melody is king. We will be treated to the incredibly virtuosic melodies of South Indian classical (Carnatic) music; the haunting, emotionally charged melodies of Persian classical music; and the extraordinarily subtle, delicate elaboration of “microtonal” melodies in Turkish classical music.
Each performance in this series promises an immersive odyssey into the very nature of melody and its ability to touch the human heart and fill the souls of listeners, no matter where in the world they come from.
April 12th: The Timeless Heritage of Carnatic Music
Featuring the Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet
May 10th: Namad Ensemble: A Performance in Dastgâh Segâh and Dastgâh Nava
Featuring the Namad Ensemble
June 14th: Discovering the Soul of Turkish Music
Featuring Münir Beken
2024 CONCERT SEASON AMBASSADOR
Revitalized Affordable Housing Development
Financial support was provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.