For many, the Puerto Vallarta Chamber Orchestra’s annual holiday concerts in Banderas Bay have become an annual tradition since the ensemble’s inception in 2005. The orchestra, which began as a small group of friends who gathered to play chamber music together and has grown into a 30-piece ensemble, has just announced their next performance, to take place on Sunday, December 15, at the Paradise Community Center in Puerto Vallarta (3 PM) and the following day at the Marival Hotel and Convention Center in Nuevo Vallarta (8 PM).
This year’s program will be conducted by Daniel Oliveros, one of the woodwind instructors at Puerto Vallarta’s Youth Orchestra School in Pitillal. A multi-faceted performer, Oliveros has reached out musically to participate in several projects in the community since his arrival a couple years ago, making him one of the up-and-coming musical stars that enthusiasts in the bay should definitely follow.
Oliveros’ musical selections include many traditional Christmas favorites, such as Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” “A Bach Christmas,” selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite,” and “Peace, Peace.” Choral music lovers will be pleased to also enjoy a guest appearance by SYNG!, a new choral ensemble conducted by Lois Rogers. Diego Fernández, a 17 year-old guitar prodigy from Puerto Vallarta, will join the orchestra to perform Vivaldi’s “ Concerto for Guitar and Violin along with violinist Mary MacLachlan.
Tickets for this not-to-be-missed annual performance are $150 pesos per person, $50 pesos for students and children. The Paradise Community Center is located at Púlpito 127, Colonia Emiliano Zapata. The Marival Hotel and Convention Center is located at Blvd. Nuevo Vallarta & Paseo Cocoteros in Nuevo Vallarta. For more information about the orchestra, its mission and performance opportunities, please contact Mary McLachlan at email@example.com.