Posted: September 16, 2016
The Lensic Presents: The Villalobos Brothers
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Staci Golar
505-988-7050, ext. 1411
Event: Lensic Presents The Villalobos Brothers
When: Sunday, October 9, 2016, 7:30 pm
Where: The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 West San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM
Tickets: Tickets start at $20 (discounts for Lensic members). Tickets may be purchased online at TicketsSantaFe.org, by calling 505-988-1234, or by visiting the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501.
Santa Fe, NM – The Lensic proudly presents contemporary, high-octane Mexican violinists The Villalobos Brothers on October 9, 2016, at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $20 (TicketsSantaFe.org).
With violins and voices, the Villalobos Brothers (Ernesto, Alberto, and Luis) redefine contemporary Mexican music. Their original compositions masterfully blend elements of jazz, rock, classical, and Mexican folk to deliver a powerful message of love, brotherhood, and social justice. Guitarist and artistic director Humberto Flores, drummer Rose Avila, and bassist Leo Sherman complete the line-up.
Born and raised in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, The Villalobos Brothers spent their childhood listening to their grandmother Cristina Vásquez sing and play guitar and accordion after a day’s work. Soon, they took up the violin, and learned to sing and play other instruments, including guitar and piano along the way.
The Villalobos Brothers’ virtuoso performances have delighted listeners around the world, at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and at the Latin Grammy Awards. The group has won numerous accolades, including the Vox Populi Award (Independent Music Awards), and took home the Ultimate Winners crown in WNYC’s 2013 Battle of the Burroughs. The first Mexican group to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, they have also collaborated with legendary musicians, including Paddy Moloney, The Chieftains, Dolly Parton , Eddie Palmieri and more.
Grammy winner Dan Zanes described The Villalobos Brothers as “…a crazy ball of sound: Mexican coastal traditions meet Sam Cooke in the Bronx!” in USA Today.
The Lensic Performing Arts Center: Celebrating 15 Years in 2016
The nonprofit Lensic Performing Arts Center owns and maintains a landmark historic theater in the heart of Santa Fe, is the hub for year-round performing arts and culture, and serves the community through affordable programming and groundbreaking educational programs that touch the lives of more than 10,000 students each year. The Lensic Performing Arts Center celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2016. For more information about our presentations and programs, see Lensic.org.