Mariachi Vargas Singer Returns to SAPL Week of November 17
Join us as Houston, Texas native Vanessa Cerda Alonzo shares her experiences as a vocalist, musician,songwriter, and actress. At the age of 18 she competed in San Antonio’s Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza, and was named the “Best Mariachi Vocalist in the U.S.” She has performed for the Houston Grand Opera in Chicago, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, and Paris, France and will perform with the Chicago Lyric Opera company’s Lyric Unlimited program in March of 2015. Vanessa will be talking about her experiences during performances at several San Antonio Libraries as part of the 20th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
Mission Branch Library on Monday November 17, 11:30AM 3134 Roosevelt Ave. 78214
Cortez Branch Library on Tuesday November 18, 5PM 2803 Hunter Blvd. 78224
Bazan Branch Library on Wednesday November 19, 5PM 2200 W. Commerce St. 78207
Las Palmas Branch Library on Thursday November 20, 5PM 515 Castroville Rd. 78237
For more information, call 210.207.2500.
Vanessa Cerda Alonzo is an award winning vocalist, musician, songwriter, and actress who developed her artistic career through the non-profit arts organization MECA. She won “Best Mariachi Vocalist in the US” during the 1999 Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza and has since then gone on to perform as a cast member in the Houston Grand Opera’s- mariachi opera- “To Cross the Face of the Moon.” Vanessa was recently named as a cast member for a new mariachi opera commissioned by the Chicago Lyric Opera “El Pasado Nunca se Termina.” Vanessa will perform in the new opera during the world premiere in Chicago in March 2015. Vanessa will talk about her experiences in performing both mariachi and opera, and will perform a few songs, at selected libraries as part of the 20th Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.