This performance has been cancelled due to school closings and inclement weather.
Where does the echo of excellence begin? We are proud to bring back Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán after an extremely popular UMS debut in November 2010. Mariachi Vargas is one of the most highly regarded ensembles in the history of mariachi.
School day youth performances are one-hour daytime performances for K-12 students in public, independent, and home schools. Tickets to these performances are requested by educators.
The internationally acclaimed Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is based out of Mexico City and has performed throughout the US and Latin America and most recently in Spain and the Czech Republic. Their music continues to shape cultures, influence people, attract multiple generations, and entertain audiences throughout the world.
Much of the success of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán is due to the phenomenal talents of Maestro Ruben Fuentes, the groupʼs leader since the 1950s, and Jose “Pepe” Martinez, Sr., musical director for Mariachi Vargas. Together Fuentes and Martinez have written numerous songs and arrangements that have resulted in the sound mariachi music is known for today.
This concert marks the second appearance of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán under UMS auspices. The group last performed in Hill Auditorium in November, 2010.