Saturday, January 23, 2010

buy the numbers

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.

Once again, our fellow blogger, New Beginnings in Manzanillo, is helping to organize this night of music. 

For those of us in the Manzanillo area, I suggest marking your calendar as a good way to start celebrating with our Mexican neighbors.

Here are the details:
When: January 28, 2010

Time: 8:00 PM

Where: Marbella Salon, Manzanillo (in front of the Marbella Hotel)

Tickets: Juanito’s Restaurant, Marbella Salon, Hotel Colonial, or contact Chantel (

I missed the Russian ballet.  I do not intend to miss this.

Just watch my Paris friends turn green with envy.


Anonymous said...

so did they have their first performance last night like it says on the sign?

have a great weekend!


Anonymous said...

o.k., am i crazy, going blind, or did you post a different sign? i am sure the one i commented about this morning said,jueves 21 enero.
i looked at it several times before making my comment. now i am puzzled.


Steve Cotton said...

Teresa -- You have not slipped into internet dementia. Chantel sent me a better poster, and I posted it. Thus died the ambiguity.

The performance is next week. But I did attend a fiesta today. More on that later.

Paty said...

Steve--I have heard this orchestra here in Chapala and they are truly magnificent!!!! You won't be sorry for attending.

Steve Cotton said...

Paty -- Everything I have heard supports your assessment. I have a ticket waiting for me.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the clarification. enjoy the performance.


Steve Cotton said...

Teresa -- Happy to oblige.