Arturo Rodríguez, conductor
Mariachi Acero, guest artists
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Health and Safety
The ESO is thrilled to return to the stage for an exciting 2021-2022 season! We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy live performances with your Elgin Symphony Orchestra.
The health and safety of our musicians, staff, and you are paramount as we resume live concert experiences. As such, we have established the following policies in accordance with CDC and State of Illinois guidelines to best protect everyone who enters the concert hall:
- All audience members must provide proof of complete vaccination for COVID-19 prior to entering the concert venue, regardless if these were previously shown or submitted.
- Please bring your COVID-19 vaccination record to the performance (photos of both sides of the record are also accepted), as well as photo Identification.
- As currently mandated by the State of Illinois, concert attendees will be required to wear masks at all times within concert venues.
- Tickets will be on sale at the Hemmens Cultural Center one-hour prior to each performance. However, to be mindful of the safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we encourage that our patrons purchase tickets in advance to prevent crowding within the venue.
- Pre-purchased tickets may be collected at Will Call on the day of the concert. Tickets purchased online the day of the concert will require proof of purchase. the concert.)
We look forward to welcoming you back for a wonderful season of great music. If you have any questions, please contact our Box Office at 847-888-4000.
Born in Monterrey, México in 1976, pianist, composer, orchestrator and conductor Arturo Rodríguez is a Mozart Medal winner (1996) and a Sundance Film Institute composer fellow (2010).
Rodríguez has focused in the art of symphonic composition for the past fifteen years, writing works by commission for orchestras and institutions around the world and conducting and orchestrating projects for film, TV and multimedia.
His music has been performed by Philharmonia Orchestra (UK), Dallas Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Chicago’s Grand Park Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Fort Worth Symphony, Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas (USA), Orquesta Filarmónica de Montevideo, (Uruguay), Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile, Orquesta Filarmónica de la UNAM, Orquesta Sinfónica de la UANL, Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes, Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí, (Mexico), Sydney Symphony (Australia) and Gyonggi Philharmonic (Korea) among others.
His versatility has allowed him to collaborate as orchestrator, arranger and conductor in symphonic projects with musical celebrities such as Stewart Copeland (The Police), José Hernández’s mariachi bands Sol de México and Reyna de Los Ángeles, and more recently with Lila Downs and the San Francisco Symphony.
As orchestrator and conductor Arturo has worked on many projects for film, TV and video games, including the soundtracks for Assassin’s Creed IV/BlackFlag-Freedom Cry, Zipper, Twixt by Francis Ford Coppola and Furious7.
His music for film and the concert hall has been recorded by Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de San Luis Potosí and The National Symphony Orchestra of Slovakia and is distributed by Kronos Records and MovieScoreMedia.
Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas
Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas’ 2018 concert series took director Erik Ramirez and its members to venues all across the United States. Mariachi Acero’s 2018 tour included performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, Reno, Milwaukee, and of course, Las Vegas, Nevada. Mariachi Acero performed at the 2018 Chicago Mariachi Festival at the Jay Pritzker Pavillion at Millennium Park, before an audience of 25,000 Mariachi aficionados. Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas has shared the stage with the greatest Mariachi ensembles in the world including Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan, Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlan, Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez, and Mariachi Los Camperos. They have also had the pleasure of accompanying top Latino artists such as Emmanuel, Jenni Rivera, Angeles Ochoa, Lorenzo de Monteclaro, Pancho Barraza, Maribel Guardia, Los Temerarios, Pablo Montero, Gerardo Ortiz, Voz de Mando, and Banda Limon to name few.
Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas was founded in 2008 by Erik Ramirez. Mariachi Acero de Las Vegas received top accolades as 1st Place Grand National Champions at the 2012 and 2013 Mariachi Nationals hosted by Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez. They also went on to take 1st place at the 2014 Battle of the Mariachis at San Juan Capistrano Mission in California.