Win tickets to see Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan at the City National Grove of Anaheim.
This contest ends on Wednesday, February 10th, 2016 at 3 p.m.
More Info About Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan
Internationally acclaimed as “the best mariachi in the world,” the group comes to The City National Grove of Anaheim for a rare Orange County-area appearance.
Originally founded by Don Gaspar Vargas, Manuel Mendoza and two violinists in the town of Tecalitlan, Mexico in 1898, this mariachi group has since starred in more than 200 movies, recorded dozens of albums of pasodobles, valses, bailables, polkas, and danzones, as well as collaborated with various artists including Juan Gabriel and Linda Ronstadt.
Today the group is composed of two trumpets, one harp, one vihuela, guitar, guitarron, guitara and seven violins.
In 2010, the Houston Grand Opera turned to the ensemble’s legendary leader, Jose “Pepe” Martinez, to write the score and collaborate with librettist Leonard Foglia in creating the world’s first mariachi opera, “Cruzar la Cara de la Luna” (“To Cross the Face of the Moon”), which premiered to sold-out houses in Paris, Houston, Chicago and San Diego! In 2015, the new Mariachi Opera with the same creative team premiered, “El Pasado Nunca Termina” which was equally successful.
What: Mariachi Vargas De Tecalitlan, Friday, February 12th at 8:00 p.m.
Where: City National Grove of Anaheim, 2200 East Katella Ave., Anaheim CA, 92806