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¡VIVA! Mexican and Polish Music In Celebration of Mexican Independence

A joyful FREE concert of music by Cuerdas Clasicas String Ensemble and the Lira Singers in colorful, authentic folk garb, will celebrate Mexican independence, Poland’s history of fighting for its freedom, and will compare them with Ukraine’s current struggle against Russian aggression – at three FREE performances – all with FREE parking:

. Wednesday, September 14th at 7pm
Morton College, Jedlicka Performing Arts Center – Building A
3801 South Central Street in Cicero
(Just north of the Central Avenue exit of the Stevenson Expway)

. Saturday, September 24th at 3pm
National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street, Chicago

. Sunday, September 25th at 3pm
St. Hyacinth Basilica
3634 West George Street in Chicago (just south of Belmont and Milwaukee)

These 75-minute, family-friendly concerts are produced by the Lira Ensemble of Chicago and represent Lira’s return to its decades-long tradition of presenting very popular cross-ethnic concerts for which it has won several prestigious awards, including one from the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Lira is the nation’s only professional performing arts company specializing in Polish music, song and dance.

Cuerdas Clasicas String Ensemble, which is highly praised and loved for singing and playing traditional Mexican stringed instruments that are central to Mexican indigenous folk culture, was founded by and is led by Rodolfo Hernandez.

The Lira Ensemble of Chicago was founded by Lucyna Migala who serves as artistic director and general manager. She will narrate all three concerts in English. Lira is known internationally for its superb artistic level and its dedication to Polish authenticity.


Artists: Lira Ensemble, Cuerdas Clasicas

Category: Live Music


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