The Consulate of Mexico in Tucson, in collaboration with the Mexican Cultural Institute of Tucson, the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra (SASO) and the Fox Theatre, invite the public to the commemoration of the 204th anniversary of Mexican Independence.
The concert will feature a performance by the Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by soloists from the Oaxaca Opera Festival. Linus Lerner will conduct.
The event is free and open to the public and will take place on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre; doors will open at 6 p.m.
Ricardo Pineda, Consul of Mexico in Tucson, stated, “We want to share with the public our rich historical and cultural legacy and our different traditions. This event seeks to bring our communities together in remembrance of those who have forged the history of Mexico.”
On the morning of September 16, 1810, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla called upon the residents of the town of Dolores, Hidalgo to rise up against the government of New Spain. This call to arms began an 11-year struggle that culminated with the Cordoba Treaties and the birth of a new nation.
Tickets to the concert will be available at the Fox Theatre and the Consulate of Mexico in Tucson. Seats will be given on a first come, first served basis.