California Arts Council

State of California

American Masterpieces-California: Upcoming Performances
Festive music from California's Hispanic-Mexican Era

Published: 04-11-2008

The California Arts Council takes great pleasure in offering the second set of tours for American Masterpieces-California, a statewide initiative for the citizens of California. This particular part of the American Masterpieces-California initiative is titled "Musica Festiva de las Misiones (Festive Music of the Missions), music from the California's Hispanic-Mexican Era."

The tour will highlight the music of the California missions and feature two groups, Coro Hispano de San Francisco and Chanticleer in a series of performances throughout the state with some located in the missions themselves. (The performance of the third participating group, the Alta California Orchestra, has already taken place.)

This project, which is part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) "American Masterpieces" initiative, is unique because of its statewide focus and because the themes are so deeply rooted in the Golden State. They inform us of our cultural heritage based on the place where we live. They remind us that places of state--and national--historical significance are located where we walk every day, and that our state has been artistically creative for centuries. Californians have recognized the value of the Arts since before the state was founded over a century and a half ago. The project is supported by funding from the California Arts Council, the NEA and the Western States Arts Federation. For more information on the performances, contact the performing arts presenter noted below.

Coro Hispano de San Francisco
April 4: Hartnell College, Salinas (past)
April 12: Inland Empire Community Concert Association, Ontario
April 13: Hemet Community Concert Association, Hemet (matinee)
April 13: Fallbrook Community Concert Association, Fallbrook (evening)

May 15: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo
May 16: Mission San Miguel Arcangel, San Miguel
May 16: Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, Carmel
May 17: Mission Nuestra Senora de la Soledad, Soledad
May 18: Mission San Juan Bautista, San Juan Bautista
May 19: Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores), San Francisco
May 27: Mission Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz
May 28: Mission Santa Clara de Asis, Santa Clara
May 29: Mission San Jose, Fremont
May 30: Mission San Francisco de Asis (Mission Dolores), San Francisco

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