Fall Concert with Juan Pablo Contreras

Next Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm our own Sergio Sandí, Music Director of St. Charles Borromeo, will perform with the prominent Mexican composer and tenor Juan Pablo Contreras. The program will feature love songs in Spanish by composers from Mexico and Spain. Tickets are $15 and are available online here, and will be sold after mass on Sunday, October 27 and at the door the evening of the concert. Please come and bring your family and friends to what will be a wonderful musical evening!

Tenor and composer Juan Pablo Contreras has appeared in concert with the CalArts Orchestra, Bedford Chamber Orchestra, North/South Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Church Choir, Inauthentica Ensemble, and the Formalist Quartet, performing a repertoire ranging from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion to Jolivet’s Suite Liturgique. He has performed as a soloist in venues such as the Detroit Institute of the Arts in Detroit, Paraninfo Enrique Díaz de León and the Club Hacienda San Javier in Guadalajara, the Eagle Rock Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, and the Roy O. Disney Music Hall in Valencia. He has also sung principal roles in operas such as Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges, Rameau’s Platee, and Purcell’s Dido & Aeneas with the CalArts Opera.

During his career Sergio Sandí has participated in numerous concerts, recitals and other presentations at Costa Rica’s principal venues, and also in the Unites States, Italy, France, Lithuania, and Guatemala. Among his many awards Mr. Sandi was given the Costa Rican National Prize in Music as best solo performer, the highest award in Costa Rica, given by the Ministry of Culture.