“Canto de Anaheim” Celebrates The Mexican-American Heroes Of Anaheim’s Past And Present

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On August 31, Pacific Symphony links arms with the city of Anaheim for a FREE, brand-new multimedia event celebrating the real-life stories of the city’s own immigrant heroes. Joining Anaheim native and Los Angeles Times writer Gustavo Arellano, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble artistic director Sara Guerrero and Long Beach Community Band director Greg Flores, “Canto de Anaheim” invites everyone from the city’s robust Latinx community and beyond to gather for a night of cultural celebration, theatrical storytelling, and—as always—exciting music! “Canto de Anaheim” takes place at 7 p.m at Pearson Park Amphitheatre (401 Lemon St., Anaheim, CA 92805).


LA Times contributor Gustavo Arellano

The program follows Gustavo Arellano, serving as host and narrator, as he details the stories of several immigrants from Anaheim’s past who have gone on to reshape their lives as well as their communities. These individuals will be represented by a cohort of actors and partnered with a Pacific Symphony brass and percussion ensemble. Additionally, conductor and arranger Greg Flores will be presenting a captivating program of works by Mexican composers for audiences of all ages to enjoy.

Ponce: Estrellita
Revueltas: Sensemayá
Marquez: Danzón No. 2
Moncayo: Huapango
Rosas: Sobre las Olas

Want more information? Check out the concert on our website here!

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