A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
October 9, 2021 at 7:00pm
Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts
at the Rose Marine Theater
Fort Worth Opera’s 75th anniversary season kicks off with Entre Amigos (Between Friends), an all-star celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Rose Marine Theater on Saturday, October 9, at 7:00 pm. This one-night-only concert is co-curated by renowned opera singers Vanessa Becerra (With Blood, With Ink, 2014 FWO Festival), Claudia Chapa (Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, 2020), and Luis Alejandro Orozco (María de Buenos Aires, 2018 FWO Festival). They will be joined by award-winning tenor Rafael Moras, Columbian virtuoso pianist Eduardo Rojas (Yamaha Artists USA), and San Antonio’s dazzling Mariachi ensemble, Trio Chapultepec (Vincent Pequeño, William Carlton Galvez, Israel Alcala).
The recital features music by composer and conductor of concert, film, and video game music, Nico Gutierrez. Entre Amigos will also highlight an exciting mix of arias, art songs, boleros, zarzuela romanzas, and traditional rancheras by iconic Mexican composers María Grever, José Alfredo Jiménez, Agustín Lara, and modern writers such as Daniel Catán and Juan Pablo Contreras.
For VIP Ticketholders: Following the concert, the party continues in the adjacent Gallery of Artes de la Rosa, DJ JC will spin a funky, crowd-pleasing set. Guests can dance the night away and enjoy handmade baked Argentine empanadas and desserts catered by Del Campo Empanadas.