Boothbay Harbor Opera House: Mexico’s Villalobos Brothers Aug. 11

Posted:  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 1:00pm

The seven-member Villalobos Brothers Band have been acclaimed as one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican ensembles and on Friday, Aug. 11, they bring their act and energy to Maine to perform at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor. The band is led by the Brothers, a trio of violinists.

The Villalobos Brothers original compositions and arrangements masterfully blend and celebrate the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. The band delivers an intoxicating brew of brilliance, cadence and virtuosity that awaken the senses and mesmerize the listener. They’ve performed at Cumbre Tajin, one of the most important music festivals in Latin America, where they shared the stage with Regina Spector, Pet Shop Boys and Los Tigres del Norte.

In 2013 they were names the Ultimate Winners of the “Battle of the Boroughs”, one of National Public Radio’s flagship competitions sponsored by The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, WNYC and WQXR’s in New York City. The Villalobos Brothers were the first Mexican band ever to play at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, as featured guest artists, adding this historic venue to an already impressive list of credits that includes the Latin Grammy Awards, Carnegie Hall, the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 60th Anniversary of the United Nations, Rockefeller Center, the New York Mets field at Shea Stadium, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, New Victory Theatre in Broadway, The Miller Stage in Milwaukee, The Ford Theatres in Hollywood, and Teatro Amadeo Roldán in Havana.

The band has collaborated and recorded with legendary musicians, including Grammy winners, Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains, Dan Zanes, Jay Rodriguez, Pierre Boulez, Dolly Parton and Eddie Palmieri.

In celebration of the arrival of the Villalobos Brothers, Bootbay Harbor’s Thistle Inn (on Oak Street)  has announced Margarita Week, Aug. 7-11 with specials each night, and a post concert Margarita Party on the outside deck on Aug. 11.

Tickets for the concert are available through the Opera House Box Office at 86 Townsend Avenue, or by calling 633-5159. The Opera House is open Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advance purchase tickets are $25. Tickets purchased on the day of the concert are $30. Doors for seating open at 7 p.m and the Villalobos Brothers go on stage at 7:30.

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/11/2017 - 7:30pm
86 Townsend Avenue
Boothbay Harbor  Maine  04538