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Hermanos Herrera: Celebrating Mexican Musical Heritage

Hermanos Herrera: Celebrating Mexican Musical Heritage

Mingei International Museum

Friday, March 8, 2024  |  7:30 PM – Doors open 7:15 PM

Join us on a journey through the heart and soul of Mexico as we present an enchanting concert spotlighting the rich tapestry of its traditional music. Let the evocative sounds of these time-honored genres transport you to the cultural landscapes and lively celebrations that have defined Mexican musical heritage for generations.

Tickets

General Seating: $35
VIP Seating: $50
General Admission Series Pass: $100
VIP Series Pass: $145

The ticket price includes admission to the performance and access to Mingei International Museum’s Gallery Level ($14 value) after 4 PM on the day of the performance. The Commons Level is free for all.

Please purchase your tickets online. These performances sell out well in advance. Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.


Hermanos Herrera
Hermanos Herrera is a family group consisting of five brothers and their younger sister. They play various styles of traditional Mexican music including Son Huasteco, Son Jarocho, and Música norteña. The group performs with an energetic style that is both passionate and exhilarating.

United by blood and love of their art, Hermanos Herrera see themselves as creating the future of regional Mexican music. Third-generation Mexican-Americans, they grew up in a family of musicians in Fillmore, California. Motivated by their family’s devotion to traditional music, the siblings made frequent trips to Mexico, immersing themselves in a quarter century of mentorship with preeminent performers of Son Huasteco and Son Jarocho, two favorite forms of Mexico’s rich musical heritage. They bring youthful exuberance, authenticity, and a contemporary twist to their presentation of traditional musical styles, while striving at the same time to be true representatives of Mexico’s rich musical landscape. For being ambassadors of Son Huasteco, the group was awarded the “Sol Poniente” Lifetime Achievement Award in Veracruz, Mexico.

Hermanos Herrera have shared their music with a wide audience, performing throughout the U.S. and Mexico. They have performed at world-renowned venues, alongside the biggest names in the music industry, and on numerous national and international television programs. Artists with whom have shared the stage include Los Tigres del Norte, Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Linda Ronstadt, Conjunto Primavera, Los Lobos, Intocable, Julieta Venegas, Ozomatli, Jose Feliciano, Montez de Durango, and Banda el Recodo.

In addition to their musical accomplishments, Hermanos Herrera have maintained an active presence in their home community of Fillmore, CA. Through their music, they have raised over $120,000 for local charities and have assisted in numerous fundraising and community service events, educating children and assisting those in need. 

For more info visit www.hermanosherrera.com.


This is the third and final concert of the series Sound of the Border | Sonido de la Frontera. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter for more information about upcoming concerts.

Upcoming series:
Mesmerizing Melodies from Three Ancient Lands
April 12th: The Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet: The Timeless Heritage of Carnatic Music
May 10th: Namad Ensemble: Dastgah Segah and Dastgah Nava
June 14th: Münir Beken: Discovering the Soul of Turkish Music


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The Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet: The Timeless Heritage of Carnatic Music

The Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet: The Timeless Heritage of Carnatic Music

La Jolla Community Center

Friday, April 12, 2024  |  7:30 PM

Experience a special presentation by the Muralikrishnan Carnatic Quartet, featuring Carnatic (South Indian classical) music virtuoso Rose Muralikrishnan. Join us for an evening filled with evocative melodies, elaborate improvisations, and compelling rhythms.

Tickets

General Seating: $40
VIP Seating: $55
General Admission Series Pass: $100
VIP Series Pass: $145

Please purchase tickets online. These performances sell out well in advance. Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.


Rose Muralikrishnan
Dr. Rose Muralikrishnan received her advanced vocal training from the late Dr. Madras Lalithangi Vasanthakumari, a legendary vocalist in the Carnatic music tradition of South India. She has performed and conducted musical ensembles at many international music festivals at some of the finest music venues around the world. These include the Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall, UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, UCSD’s  Mandeville Theater, and others.

Rose received her bachelor’s degree in South Indian Music Performance and Theory from Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, India. She then received her master’s degree in Carnatic Music from the University of Madras and eventually earned her Doctorate in Music from Madurai.

As an adjunct professor of South Indian music at San Diego State University in 1991, she lectured at several universities including UCSD, UCLA, UCSB, and USC.  In India, she served as principal of the Carnatic music school at the Santhome Communication Center in Chennai. Before joining the center, she was a music instructor at the Jiddu Krishnamurthy Foundation’s famous Rishi Valley School.

Dr. Muralikrishnan is a founder, CEO, and artistic director of Spring Nectar Foundation for Indian Music and Heritage in Cerritos, CA. Her compositions have won recognition at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and the Sydney Opera House, where the Spring Nectar Ensemble, of which she is conductor, performed. Her production Gayaka Vadhya Brundham, staged for the first time in the United States at Carpenter Performing Arts Center, Long Beach, in June 1996, revived for SoCal audiences an Indian art form called vadhya brundham (orchestral music).

Dr. Muralikrishnan is one of the very few women composers and music directors in her field. Several famous performers such as Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Sudha Raghunathan, Rajkumar Bharathi have sung under her musical direction. Muralikrishnan has also composed and directed music for many dance dramas as well as Indian opera productions. 

She will be joined by Carnatic veena and keyboard virtuoso N. Muralikrishnan (NMK) on the veena and Carnatic and Western vocalist Dr. Amrithavarshini (#themusicaldoc) on Carnatic vocals, keyboard and veena. A mridangam artist (to be announced) will join the team to provide rhythmic accompaniment.

For more information visit www.rosemuralikrishnan.com.


This is the first concert of the series Mesmerizing Melodies from Three Ancient Lands. Click here to join our newsletter for more information about upcoming concerts.

Upcoming concerts in this series:
May 10th: Kourosh Taghavi: A Performance in Dastgah Segah and Dastgah Nava
June 14th: Münir Beken: Discovering the Soul of Turkish Music


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Münir Beken: Discovering the Soul of Turkish Music

Münir Beken –
Discovering the Soul of Turkish Music

La Jolla Community Center

Friday, June 14, 2024  |  7:30 PM

Step into the world of Turkish classical music and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this ancient land. Accomplished composer, performer, and scholar Münir Beken will take you on a musical journey through the unique sounds of the Turkish ud.

Tickets

General Seating: $35
VIP Seating: $50
General Admission Series Pass: $100
VIP Series Pass: $145

Please purchase tickets online. These performances sell out well in advance. Tickets are transferrable but non-refundable.


Münir Beken
Dr. Münir Nurettin Beken is an invaluable contributor to both the performance and scholarship of music. Hailing from Turkey, Beken’s mastery of the ud, a traditional Turkish instrument, reflects his commitment to preserving and sharing his homeland’s rich musical heritage. 

His career spans theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and performance. As a composer, he has written a state-commissioned ballet suite for orchestra, won awards for film music, and scored television documentaries both domestically and internationally. 

As an associate professor of ethnomusicology at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Beken’s scholarly work focuses on modal theory; he is also conducting research on musical globalization and the phenomenology of music.

He has published in Ethnomusicology, a premier journal in the field, and contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He was also one of the founding members of the State Turkish Music Ensemble.

For more information visit https://schoolofmusic.ucla.edu/people/munir-beken/


This is the third and final concert of the series Mesmerizing Melodies from Three Ancient Lands. Click here to join our newsletter for more information about upcoming concerts.


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