The public is invited to the Mariachi Nuevo de Las Vegas concert on Friday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at the East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center. With composers and arrangers in the group, Mariachi Nuevo is putting a contemporary spin on the mariachi sound for the 21st century, while still holding dear the traditional favorites of their parents and grandparents. Tickets are priced at $10. Children 12 years and younger will be admitted without charge. The center is located at 250 N. Eastern Ave, on the southeast corner at Stewart Avenue. Call (702) 229-1515 for more information.
Mariachi Nuevo de Las Vegas was formed in November 2007 by Adam Romo and Michael Sital. The group consists of seven professional musicians from around the country. Aside from being professional musicians, Mariachi Nuevo is made up of seven full-time mariachi music educators from the Clark County School District. The members also are ambassadors of the mariachi music education movement that has exploded in school districts across the country. In December of 2007, Mariachi Nuevo was the first mariachi group ever to perform at the annual Midwest Band and Orchestra National Convention in Chicago. Members of Mariachi Nuevo also collaborated in 2007 to write a beginning mariachi method book that has begun selling nationwide.
The East Las Vegas Community/Senior Center, operated by the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services, annually hosts numerous programs, from concerts and festivals to classes in the arts, for children and adults. Call the center at (702) 229-1515 for a fall ArtQ programs brochure, or view it on the “arts and culture” page at www.lasvegasnevada.gov/information/3005.htm.