Saturday, November 10, 2012

Lila Downs concert

Last night I went see Lila Downs and the UNAM's Philharmonic Orchestra in concert at the Sala Nezahualcóytl in UNAM's Cultural Center  The concert was billed as "Concert with a Cause," raising money for people with hearing impairment, through the MVS Radio Foundation.

I went with a friend and we had the chance to catch up over coffee and dessert in the theater's café before the show started.

The show featured pieces performed by the Orchestra, by Lila Downs and her band, and of course  collaboration pieces with both Lila and the Orchestra.  

Waiting for the show to start.
Yes, I'm way in the back.
The show got off to an interesting start when, during the first piece, the lights went out! The orchestra continued for 30 seconds or so (that's when you really hope you have the piece memorized!) before stopping and we all waited for the lights to come back. Fortunately, all was fixed within a few minutes!

Lila gave a great show! I liked her even better in person than what I had heard of her music previously.

Overall, it was a great night!

(And, on a not-so-related note, I'm going to perform with the choir on that stage at the end of November!)

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