The Encanto Music program, founded by José Iñiguez, in collaboration with Eastern Washington University, proudly presents an evening of unique music that pairs the beauty of Opera Aria and classical piano with the charm of Mariachi Bolero in the 5th Annual Encanto Holiday Concert Saturday, Nov. 25, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington.
Headlining the event is award-winning Seattle opera and bolero tenor José Iñiguez. José will be unveiling all new music with the orchestra. The program also features an Opera Soprano International renowned mystery guest, whose name will be unveiled 2 weeks prior, the Ballard Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paula Madrigal, emcee Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez and Emmy award-winning Hollywood producer Diana Rivera. Behind-the-scenes expert Fernando Luna, from the Latino Theatre Projects, will be the stage and lighting director. A magical evening awaits.
The mission of the Encanto Music program is to use music and the arts to pave the way and empower youth through scholarships, education, resources and peer support to achieve their educational goals and fulfill their career dreams.
Program schedule for Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017
- 5:30 p.m.: Doors open
- 5:45 p.m.: VIP hosted cocktail party sponsored by Barghausen Consulting Engineers
- 6:45 p.m.: Seating open
- 7:30 p.m.: Act I - Mariachi de CWU & Instrumentals with Orchestra, Act II - Opera Arias with the Ballard Symphony Orchestra and mystery soprano guest with tenor José Iñiguez
- 8:30 p.m.: Intermission
- 8:45 p.m.: Act III - Boleros with tenor José Iñiguez and Ballard Civic Orchestra
- 9:45 p.m.: End of program
EWU Alumni: Get a 20 percent discount by using promo code Encanto2017