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Mariachi meets orchestra for a sold-out performance at Boettcher Concert Hall

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Department of Music is tuning up for what Lorenzo Trujillo, Ed.D., affiliate professor and co-founder of the mariachi program, describes as “a historical moment” for MSU Denver.

The Colorado Symphony and MSU Denver are hosting a side-by-side concert at Boettcher Concert Hall on May 4 that will feature a wide array of the University’s ensembles, with its mariachi, choir and symphony-orchestra ensembles at the forefront. The University’s gamelan and jazz ensembles will also be an integral part of the night’s program, with performances before the main show.

“Music transcends cultures,” said Trujillo, who facilitated the partnership.

The Colorado Symphony is known for its unique genre pairings that challenge people’s perceptions of orchestra music and attract new audiences. MSU Denver’s Department of Music also partners with the Latino Cultural Arts Center and the National Endowment for the Arts for mariachi programming.

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