Mariachi Los Camperos

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Mariachi Los Camperos

March 20, 8:00 pm

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(March 12, 1:45pm) In response to concerns over the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are reaching out today to communicate to you about our remaining performances.

Purchase College and The Performing Arts Center have been closely monitoring the guidelines provided by the CDC and New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and have determined that, out of an abundance of caution and respect to the campus community, our patrons, and our artists, all public events planned on campus for the remainder of the spring semester, including all events and performances at The PAC, are cancelled.

All ticket holders will be notified via phone call and email before the end of week regarding options relating to ticket refunds. If you have questions or concerns you can reach The PAC Box Office at 914-251-6200. The box office will remain open through the weekend to assist patrons.

Thank you for supporting The Performing Arts Center and Purchase College. We are committed to protecting the health of our community and we thank you for your understanding.

America’s favorite mariachi ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos brings their solid-gold Mexican sound to Purchase for one night only. Acclaimed by audiences at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and other major venues throughout the U.S., their skillfully arranged versions of classic mariachi melodies and regional styles of traditional music feature full-throated harmonies and unforgettable festive pageantry.

We’re thrilled to announce that Lorenzo (Frank) Candelaria, Dean, School of the Arts, Purchase College, SUNY and NYC School Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, both talented mariachi musicians in their own right, will also be joining Mariachi Los Camperos on stage for a few numbers as well as for a talk-back after the show (details below).

Three-time Grammy Award-winner Mariachi Los Camperos was founded in 1961 by Natividad “Nati” Cano, and has played a fundamental role in the development of mariachi music in the United States by mentoring new generations of musicians and expanding audiences. A visionary leader, Cano’s goal was to take mariachi beyond cantinas and onto the stages of the biggest and best concert halls. Today, under the leadership of longtime musical director Jesus “Chuy” Guzman, this groundbreaking mariachi ensemble continues to realize that vision and remains a beacon of artistic excellence and deep community engagement. On January 26, they received the 2020 Grammy for Best Regional Mexican Music Album for their 14-track album titled “De Ayer Para Siempre” (From Yesterday to Forever).

After the performance, please join us in the theatre for a talk-back with Mariachi Los Camperos artists, Lorenzo (Frank) Candelaria, Dean, School of the Arts, Purchase College, SUNY, NYC School Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, and Seth Soloway, Director, The PAC. They’ll discuss the music as well as their shared commitment to public education, humanities- and STEM-driven arts programming, and promoting socio-economic mobility through the arts, especially among first generation and immigrant students. Free with your ticket.