Mexican Festival Gala Dinner
with Eugenia León and PostClassical Ensemble
hosted by the Ambassador of Mexico
to the United States
Thursday, May 8, 2014
at the Mexican Cultural Institute
2829 16th St. NW Washington DC 20009
Sponsor tables will be available at $10,000 and $7500. Tables of 10 are also available at $5000. Individual tickets are available at $1000, $750 and $500. Total seating is limited to 100 persons.
Black Tie. Complementary Valet parking.
On Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 7:00 PM, Eduardo Medina-Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States, will host a Gala Dinner at the Mexican Cultural Institute celebrating the many important economic, social and cultural ties between Mexico and the United States and also PostClassical Ensemble’s Tenth Anniversary.
The internationally famous singer, “Eugenia León, The Voice of Mexico”, will perform live at the Gala.
The Gala also coincides with the recording of a new PostClassical Ensemble DVD recording of the film Redes with music by Silvestre Revueltas.
During the evening, The “PCE Medici Award” will be given by the Ambassador to Mr. Alonso Ancira, chairman of Altos Hornos de México, one of Mexico’s largest steel and mining companies, in honor of his distinguished philanthropic support of Mexican and American cultural activities. Mr. Ancira is supporting PCE with a gift of $100,000 towards the production of the Redes DVD recording.
All proceeds of the Gala will go to support PostClassical Ensemble in recognition of its Tenth Anniversary.
This event will take place during PostClassical Ensemble’s weeklong Mexican Festival. The crowning performance of this Festival will be performed at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 10 at which Mexico’s iconic Eugenia León sings songs from the Mexican Revolution as part of a multi-media presentation combining music by Revueltas with murals, paintings, and photographs. The second half of this unique program presents Mexican film masterpiece Redes (1936) with Silvestre Revueltas’ searing score performed live by a 50-piece orchestra and unforgettable cinematography by Paul Strand. Pre-Concert Presentation with Roberto Kolb at 6:30 pm at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland.
Special funding for this concert was generously furnished by AHMSA International, Inc., Chevron Corporation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Conaculta, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, MARPAT Foundation, the Embassy of Mexico-Mexican Cultural Institute, Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos, and Emerging America.