Fiesta Navidad 12/1
Fiesta Navidad, the fun-filled evening of folkloric songs and mariachi holiday music by Grammy® Award-winning ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano returns to the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall on Saturday, December 1 at 8 p.m. This year’s Fiesta Navidad, presented by Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will include new musical arrangements and choreography. The program begins with La Posada, the traditional Mexican procession reenacting the petition for lodging by the Holy Family, followed by impeccable interpretations of international holiday music and dance.
Audience members can join in the popular sing-along of classic hits such as “Feliz Navidad” and “Noche de Paz” and enjoy dazzling dance numbers with a sensational cast decked in ornate traditional attire. Tickets for Fiesta Navidad start at $25 and are now available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746.
Mariachi Los Camperos was founded by Natividad “Nati” Cano. A traditionalist and a visionary, Cano has both mirrored and shaped the history of mariachi music. He was born in 1933 into a family of mariachi musicians in Jalisco, Mexico, one of the many west Mexican communities that gave life to the mariachi tradition. His career took him first to nearby Guadalajara, Mexico’s second largest city, and then further away to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, he and Los Camperos emerged as a major driving force of the mariachi music tradition in the United States.
Los Camperos de Nati Cano has existed for more than 50 years and is noted for demanding musical arrangements that highlight the extraordinary individual skills and voices of the players. The ensemble employs the finest musicians from Mexico and the United States and has performed for audiences worldwide.
In December 2006, Cano’s contributions to the American music landscape were recognized when he became one of the first artists nationwide to win a USA Fellowship from United States Artists. In its inaugural year, United States Artists awarded 50 USA Fellowships to a total of 54 artists and Cano was one of only five musicians to be named a USA Fellow.
Segerstrom Center applauds Acura, the Official Automotive Sponsor of the Center.
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