Kimmel Center Hosts Performance During Mexican Culture Week


Kevin Bocicaut, for GPA -- Philadelphia celebrated Mexican culture in a five day event filled with delicious meals, performances and ceremonies expressing Mexican traditions. The Consul of Mexico and the city opened the ceremony on May 1 by raising the Mexican flag at City Hall.

On May 4 the celebration continued at the Kimmel Center (300 S. Broad St.), where the Mexican Consul of Philadelphia hosted a “Songs of Mexico” concert. The family-friendly concert featured Mexican singer Ana Caridad Acosta and pianist Carlos Alberto Percero, performing classical music from their native country.

The talented Acosta is currently a soloist with the opera at the National Institute of Mexico and on Monday she showcased her rare operatic voice at the event with performances of classics “Alma Mia” and “Jurame,” originally written by Maria Grever.

Percero performed alongside Acosta and showcased his incredible talent for playing the piano. Percero is a popular Mexican pianist who has performed in various locations throughout South America, Central America, Spain, Austria and the United States. He is currently a recitalist and permanent soloist for the Classical Orchestra of Mexico.

Percero opened up the event with a performance of Ricardo Castro’s classic “Nocturno.” Following Percero’s solo, Acosta graced the stage and the two performed classical Mexican compositions. They closed the concert with Julio Cesar Olivia’s composition “En Paz.” Both talents together created a unique sound for all to hear.

The performance showcased two of the many talents that have come from Mexico. Throughout Mexican Culture week, the city has seen the diversity, the talent, customs, tradition and tasteful dishes derived from the country.It will be very exciting to see what next year has in store.

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