The Villalobos Brothers in Concert
Date: Wednesday, 6th February 2019 07:30 PM
Venue: Blackfoot Performing Arts Center
Blackfoot Performing Arts Center presents The Villalobos Brothers in Concert from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm on Wednesday, February 6 at Blackfoot Performing Arts Center, 870 South Fisher, Blackfoot, ID 83221 The Blackfoot Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the internationally acclaimed Villalobos Brothers will be performing Wednesday, February 6 at 7:30 pm. The brothers have been recognized as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles. Their original compositions and arrangements masterfully fuse and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the harmonies of jazz and classical music. They have played to sellout crowds at Carnegie Hall, the Latin Grammy Awards, the Montreal Jazz Festival and many others. “They’re going to blow the roof off the BPAC!” said Programming Director, Susan Mann. Tickets for the concert are $20, $15, and $10 and are available at blackfootpac.com, 208-317-5508, or at the door. The Performing Arts Center's Advisory Board has set a goal to help broaden the outreach of the theater’s offerings and find creative ways to bring the entire community together. Their commitment to honoring and making everyone in the community feel welcome is sometimes challenging but always interesting. Mann said, " We want to live in a community that strives to honor, welcome and respect everyone who lives here. No matter the ages or ethnicity, we need to honor all differences and appreciate what everyone has to offer. We are just trying to make Blackfoot better!" This concert has lent itself easily to this endeavor. The Villalobos Brothers will present an educational outreach before the concert to music and Spanish students at Blackfoot High School, Mountain View Middle School, and Snake River High School. The Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) recently awarded a grant to the BPAC for this concert to help fund the outreach and concert for the schools and underserved population. The Villalobos Brothers were born and raised in Xalapa, Mexico. They spent their childhood learning classical violin from Henryk Szeryng’s disciple Carlos Marrufo and listening to their grandmother Cristina Vásquez sing traditional songs accompanying herself on the guitar and the accordion. In addition to the violin they soon learned to sing and play other instruments, including piano and guitar. The Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto and Luis) have played to sellout crowds at Carnegie Hall, the Latin Grammy Awards, the Montreal Jazz Festival (and many others). Artistic Director and guitarist Humberto Flores, drummer Rosa Avila and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up. The group’s virtuosic performances have delighted listeners from Latin America, India and Russia to Lincoln Center’s American Songbook, Carnegie Hall and the Latin Grammy Awards. In 2015 the band signed a contract with SRO Artists for exclusive representation throughout the United States and Canada, and was chosen as Artists in Residence at Lincoln Center.
- Wednesday, 6th February 2019 07:30 PM