Mariachi band joins Orlando Philharmonic

Casa de Mexico celebrates its Gala of Mexican Independence on Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 PM at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre with a stellar concert experience for the whole family. The Orlando Philharmonic is honored to be performing again this year with Casa de Mexico in the annual concert. Maestro Andrew Lane and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra take the stage to perform with celebrated artists Mariachi Cobre. Featured works include Himno Nacional Mexicano, Huapangos de Rubén Fuentes, Estrellita, Popurri la Espiga and several selections to be performed by Mariachi Cobre.

World renowned pianist Eduardo Arzate performs Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488 in A major by Mozart and Balada Mexicana by Manuel M. Ponce.

Casa de Mexico promotes the rich culture and traditions of Mexico in Orlando and throughout Central Florida. As a non-profit organization, the funds raised at this annual event support their mission and also benefit Mexican Farm Workers and laborers who live in our community and whose hard work helps build and feed our entire nation. “When the farm laborers are ill or have an accident they come to Casa de Mexico for medical assistance,” explains Casa de Mexico’s Executive Director Blanquita Trabold. “That is why this concert is so very important. The funds raised from the concert will help us welcome them with open hearts and helping hands in their time of need and help create a better tomorrow not only for them but our entire community.”

Mariachi Cobre is very pleased to participate with Casa de Mexico and the Orlando Philharmonic again this year. Over the past two decades, the 38- year-old Mariachi Cobre has delighted symphonic pops audiences with a unique blend of symphonic orchestra and mariachi. They have played dates with 36 orchestras in the United States and Mexico including Boston, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Louisville, San Antonio and Guadalajara to name a few.

Tickets are $25, $45 and $75, and can be purchased by phoning the Philharmonic’s Box Office at 407- 770-0071, through Ticketmaster at 407-839-3900 or at Casa de Mexico at 407-420-6896.