San Francisco. London. The Hamptons. They may think they have their Social Seasons.
But so do we on the Mexico Pacific coast.
Last month, it was twirling Russians. A ballet performance that my friends say was impressive. And I missed due to a head cold.
This month, it is the orchestra. The San Luis Potosi Orchestra to be more specific. They are coming to Manzanillo on 28 January.
To call them a symphony orchestra is to stretch the point. They number just over 70 musicians.
But, with music, size may count in marching bands; not so much with orchestras. Quality counts with orchestras, and they are known as the best in Mexico. (Of course, that construction conjures up the old Mel Brooks joke.)
And this will be a very special presentation. 2010 is Mexico's double centennial: the 200th anniversary of independence and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican revolution. The orchestra will be presenting a special performance honoring Mexico's history.
Most of the historical events associated with both anniversaries took place in the Mexican highlands. We beach folk are a bit too laid back to get our blood up over civil wars and revolution. But we certainly like a good tune. And that we should get.