Latin music, dance in Othello July 29

Print Article

Courtesy photo Mattawa native Jose Iniguez will be joined by Mariachi Las Aguilas de EWU, the Ballard Civic Orchestra and Bailadores de Bronce, Seattle for a special performance July 29 in Othello.

OTHELLO — A concert featuring Mattawa native Jose Iniguez, a mariachi performer who features the classic form of mariachi bolero — as well as performing as an operatic tenor — is scheduled for 7 p.m. July 29 at Lions Park in Othello.

Iniguez will be joined by Mariachi Las Aguilas de EWU, the Ballard Civic Orchestra and Bailadores de Bronce, Seattle.

Proceeds from the concert will go to the Iniguez Family Endowed Scholarship Fund, founded by the family to help Hispanic kids attend college.

Mariachi Los Aguilas de EWU is a program at Eastern Washington University. The Ballard Civic Orchestra is a volunteer organization and is based in Seattle. The Bailadores de Bronce was founded at the University of Washington and features traditional dances from throughout Mexico.

Tickets are $25 per person. Children and youth younger than 17 years of age are admitted free, but must be accompanied by an adult. The concert is sponsored by WAFLA, a company that works with employers and farm labor, and is to celebrate farmworkers. It’s also to honor Jon Warling, Othello, one of the organization’s founders, who is retiring.

“We’re promoting this to celebrate the agriculture workforce,” said Kim Bresler, the organization's public information manager.

Iniguez is the son of a farmworker. He performed in the middle school and high school choir and entered his first state vocal contest as a high school senior. He and his four sisters and six brothers are all college graduates.

Iniguez is a tenor and singer of classical opera, and interested in the music of his family and cultural heritage.

He performs bolero, a classic form of mariachi – the original style, he said. Mariachi’s roots are in western Mexico, but it also shows the influence of Europe in its string accompaniment. The fusion of folk music and the classical tradition meant it featured, in the beginning, violins and guitars accompanying the singers. The horns were added later.

Iniguez said he stumbled across a performance of Victor Hugo’s “Les Miserables” on television, which got him interested in classical opera.

He’s a tenor, and tenors are a huge part of classical opera, from Verdi and Rossini to Puccini and Tchaikovsky. His long-term goal, he said, is to become a classical opera performer. He has recently released an album, which can be found on his website.

Print Article

Read More Music

Benefit concerts set for June 22, 23

June 06, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Two benefit concerts for a ministry working to reduce child exploitation in the Dominican Republic are scheduled for June 22 and 23 in Othello and Moses Lake. Berly Bello, his sister An...

Comments

Read More

Sir Mix-a-Lot takes over Spring Fest

May 28, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Anthony Ray stepped out of his trailer Sunday night at the Centennial Amphitheater and could hear the eager chatter of thousands of people gathered on the lawn. As the anticipation grew,...

Comments

Read More

Warden school spring musical opens tonight

May 24, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald WARDEN — What actually happened to Rumpelstiltskin and the pretty princess and that whole spinning-straw-into-gold thing will be the subject of an original play premiering tonight at Warden school. T...

Comments

Read More

‘Pete the Cat’ comes to town Saturday

March 08, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MOSES LAKE — Columbia Basin Allied Arts will sponsor the Theatreworks USA production of “Pete the Cat” at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Wallenstien Theater on the Big Bend Community College campus. The sho...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X