Performance to celebrate the 'musical geography of Mexico'

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Sones de Mexico Ensemble performs Oct. 3.

KALAMAZOO—The Sones de Mexico Ensemble returns to the Dalton Center Recital Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, with a special program honoring the rich and diverse culture of Mexican folk music.

The ensemble will present a pre-concert lecture, "Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico," to introduce the regional styles and instruments that will be heard in the concert.

Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, or by visiting millerauditorium.com/som.

Sones de Mexico

The Sones de Mexico Ensemble has released five CDs; music from all five will be performed Oct. 3. The group's third CD, Esta Tierra Es Tuya (This Land Is Your Land), released in 2007, received a Grammy nomination for Best Mexican-American Album and a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album. For more information about the ensemble visit sonesdemexico.com.

Bullock Music Performance Institute

The Dalton Wed@7:30pm: Live and Interactive! concert series is presented by the WMU School of Music under the auspices of the Bullock Music Performance Institute. Established in the fall of 1985 and renamed in 1988 in honor of its founder, the institute has presented events ranging from formal evening concerts to daytime educational outreach events for local audiences and students of all ages.

For more information about the Wednesday evening concert series, call (269) 387-4704 or (269) 387-4678, or visit wmich.edu/music.