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Puerto Vallarta’s New Orchestra School, Officially Announced

Published Apr 6, 2011, 4:39pm - (Updated Nov 28, 2011, 6:57pm)


The newly formed Orquesta Escuela de Puerto Vallarta (Puerto Vallarta Orchestra School) a brief but well executed performance this past Saturday, April 2 in front of a hand-picked audience, government officials and members of the press, to officially announce its creation. An important project sponsored by Via Cultural, the project is spearheaded by young Mexican conductor Miguel Almaguer, who captivated Puerto Vallarta audiences last year as guest conductor of the Guadalajara Youth Symphony Orchestra during their standing-room performances in town.

Present at the performance were important cultural representatives, including Jalisco culture secretary, Alejandro Cravioto, architect Abel Villa of Via Cultural, and María José Zorrilla, president of Los Mangos Public Library, where the performance took place. Almaguer remarked that the goal of the newly-formed orchestra school is not to focus on producing local virtuosos. Rather, the priority is to develop Puerto Vallarta’s youth by involving them in group-oriented activities and allow them to transcend through music, as part of their education. A core of talented, young performers from all over Mexico were hand-picked by maestro Almaguer, who despite of still being in his 20s, has established himself as one of Mexico’s young, promising conductors.

Source: Via Cultural

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