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Encanto 2016 featuring award-winning Tenor José Iñiguez

Posted on November 30, 2016 by in Press, Productions

In November on Thanksgiving weekend, we were thrilled to direct and manage a huge, unique concert at the Moore Theater in downtown Seattle. Titled Encanto 2016, the concert combined mariachi, boleros, opera, and symphonic music for the first time anywhere. A fundraiser for scholarships at Central and Eastern Washington Universities, it raised over $50,000.

In addition to headliner awarding-winning tenor José Iñiguez, Rocio Jiménez, Jeremy Neufeld, Mirta Wymertzberg. Teo Benson, Eddie Nicholson, Jesus “Chuy”Aguilar, Mariachi Huenachi, and the Ballard Civic Orchestra conducted by Paula Nava Madrigal from Guadalajara, México. The event was hosted by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez and fashion designer Niveen Heaton. Over 500 people attended the concert in the historic Moore Theatre.

Latino Theatre Projects’ Producing Artistic Director Fernando Luna directed the concert with LTP’s Executive Director Robert Harkins managing the backstage. The striking lighting was designed and run by one of our favorite lighting professionals Zanna Paulson.

For a peek at this amazing concert. please view the video of Jose’s performance of Una Furtive Lagrima from Donizzeti’s L’elisir d’amour.

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