Athenaeum Library Gala

Special Concerts

Noche del Recuerdo

Special Concert at the Athenaeum Art Center

 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

All concerts begin at 7:30PM

 

In celebration of Mexican mother’s day (May 10th), the Athenaeum Art Center is hosting its second annual bolero concert featuring local musicians Mariela Contreras, Domenico Hueso, and Irving Flores. Irving, Domenico, and Mariela share a passion for the beautifully romantic and at times nostalgic bolero ballad. Join us as the musicians serenade us, inviting us to collectively honor our mothers.

 

The intimate concert, held at the Athenaeum Art Center in Logan Heights, is part of our Ritmos Mestizos concert series. The series celebrates Latino and Chicano culture and is design to engage community members living in Logan Heights and surrounding neighborhoods as well as additional audiences with aligned affinities. “Ritmos Mestizos roughly translated means “mixed rhythms.”

 

The history of Bolero can be traced to the traditions of the Cuban trova during the 19th century. Beginning in the 1950s, bolero music became very popular in Mexico with its romantic singing style and prominent guitar playing. On occasions musicians such as Los Panchos, Pedro Infante, Jose Alfredo Jimenez sported traditional Mexican mariachi outfits and recorded bolero music with a mariachi accompaniment, marking a distinctive take on bolero music, that of the bolero ranchero.

 

 

Athenaeum Art Center

1955 Julian Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

 

Individual Tickets: $10 in advance / $15 at the door

 

 

Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.
 

Athenaeum Library Gala

Special Concerts

Ghost Ensemble

New Music Concert at the Athenaeum Art Center

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

All concerts begin at 7:30PM

 

Brooklyn-based Ghost Ensemble is a composer/musician collective comprising Martha Cargo (flute), Sky Macklay (oboe), Ben Richter (accordion), Lucia Stavros (harp), Chris Nappi (percussion), Carrie Frey (viola), and James Ilgenfritz (contrabass), with conductor Carl Bettendorf and other frequent collaborators.

 

Ghost Ensemble is dedicated to new musical perspectives that explore the experience of listening, creating sonic spaces that shift our attention, perception, or experience of time. Taking the Deep Listening practice of Pauline Oliveros as a point of departure, the ensemble begins with her question, in Imaginary Meditations: “Can you imagine listening beyond the edge of your own imagination?” Through long-term collaborations with composers, Ghost develops new works that share a meditative practice or an inclination toward altered consciousness, metaphysical exploration, and the physicality of sound.

 

The program will include works by Pauline Oliveros, Ben Richter, Sky Macklay, Andrew C. Smith, and more.

 

 

Athenaeum Art Center

1955 Julian Avenue

San Diego, CA 92113

 

Individual Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

 

 

Online tickets are subject to ticketing fees.