Cervantino Festival 2011, Guest of Honor and Opening Concert

From October 12 to 30 more than 2,800 Mexican and international artists will gather, mainly in the city of Guanajuato but also in different cities in the State of Guanajuato and the country to celebrate the 39th Annual International Cervantes Festival 2011.

FIC 2011 – Edition: “The Gifts of Nature.”

This year, the International Cervantes Festival will be held from the perspective of art and culture and the gifts of nature.  It will be the guest of honor at one of the Nordic countries represented by Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden.

Opera, Jazz, oldies music, contemporary, electronic as well as great theater and dance, outdoor entertainment, film, meeting of Nordic and Mexican Poets, a selection of youth activities, exhibitions and of course spaces devoted to literature, thought and reflection, are some of the cultural and artistic events that await you.  

Attending the International Cervantes Festival will feed your soul with the finest expressions of art and culture and contribute to the economy.  This is not to be missed! A grand event in the memorable State of Guanajuato, the gateway to Mexico!

FIC 2011 will be presented in different cities in Mexico

State of Guanajuato: Guanajuato, * Leon, Celaya, Irapuato and San Miguel de Allende
Mexico City (Palacio de Bellas Artes and UNAM)
State of Mexico: Valle de Bravo, Atizapán, Metepec,
State of Guerrero: Acapulco
State of Jalisco: Guadalajara
State of Puebla, Puebla. 

* Do not miss the “Meeting of the Performing Arts” (Encuentro de las Artes Escénicas), which, jointly conducted by the International Cervantes Festival and the National Fund for Culture and the Arts, will take place from October 15 to 20, 2011 in the City of León , Guanajuato.

Artistic representation of countries and states XXXIX FIC Guests of Honor:

DENMARK: Pierre Dørge & The New Jungle Orchestra, Sounds of Mexico, Braendende Kærlighed.

FINLAND: Avanti Chamber Orchestra, Rubik, Circo Aereo & Les Objets Volants.

NORWAY: Oslo Camerata Quartet Vertavo, Knut Reiersrud Band, Geir Henning Braaten, Mari Boine, Zero Visibility Corp.

SWEDEN: Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, Hugo and Michael Tsalka Ticciati, Minilogue, Åke Parmerud, Virpi Pahkinen, Angereds Teater.

Nayarit State (Mexico):
Travel. Tribute to Maestro. Ramon Serratos, Chamber Orchestra of Nayarit / Alma Rocío Jiménez, The pianola,
Join Jazzcando and polyrhythms, Nayarit-fusion origin and travel, Mexcaltitán Ballet, Comedy Group Shopping Zero, alleys and Nayarit Festival Symphony Orchestra Esperanza Azteca.

Cervantino Festival Opening Concert of 2011 with the “Stockholm Jazz Orchestra”

Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00p.m.

In the Esplanade of Alhóndiga de Granaditas (City of Guanajuato). 

Founded by trumpeter Fredrik Norén (also Director of the jazz group Mean Machine) for over 25 years, the Stockholm Jazz Orchestra, will participate with soloists of the invitees of the FIC. The program consists of Ikaros- Jazzsuite de Göran Strandberg and some compositions of the band members and others.

Do not put your encounter with the arts and culture on hold.

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