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The ESO is excited to collaborate with Mariachi Acero for this one of a kind performance. Hailed from Las Vegas, Mariachi Acero takes pride in learning the most recent contemporary Mariachi “Exitos” of today, while preserving the classic “Canciones” of yesterday! Join us for a night of music, culture, and dance.


March 7 at 7:30 pm
Hemmens Cultural Center – Elgin, IL


Arturo Rodriguez, guest conductor
Mariachi Acero, guest artists

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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.

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 this past June, before an audience of 25,000 Mariachi aficionados.


 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, 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.

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…Mariachi Acero: Copetonas/Guadalajara (Arr: Jose Hernandez)

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