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9th Annual Scotiabank Northern Lights Music Festival

We are lucky enough to have Northern Lights return to Ajijic.

This year there are 6 concerts and an event at La Nueva Posada from February 19th to March 1at, 2011.

The Gala Opening is Cultures in Communication on Saturday, February 19th at 7:30 pm at the Auditorio de la Ribera, Ajijic and costs $300.00 pesos. All new this year. the largest orchestra ever. Beethoven;s 7th; Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A Major and a World Premiere commissioned for the Games, The Pan American overture by Gary Kulesha.

Guitango 2 with Guitarist Alvin Tung on Monday, February 21st, 7:30 pm also at the Auditorio de La Ribera, Ajijic at a cost of $150.00 pesos. Returning by popular demand after over-capacity crowds were overwhelmed by his virtuosity last year. See and hear things on the guitar that you thought impossible.

Drew Jurecka Jazz Quintet again at the Auditorio is on Wednesday, February 23rd, at 7:30 pm for $250.00 pesos. All new Jazz Band this year. Jazz Violin in the style of Stephane Grappelli.. Old tunes, new tunes and original tunes.

Intimate Settings The Attacca String Quartet is being held at El Dorado Private Residence Club (South Side of the Libramento #98, San Antonio Tlayacapan) on Friday, February 25th at 7:30pm for a cost of $150.00 pesos. From New York City and Julliard School, the Attacca String Quartet in concert. A very special intimate setting. Tickets limited Get them early.

An Evening with Jill Barber is being held at the Auditorio Saturday, February 26th at 7:30 pm for a cost of $250/00 pesos. An enchanting concert evening with the double Juno award nominee. Canadian singer,song writerand east coast star backed by the Hot Jazz Quintet. New to the festival this year.

GalaClosing War and Peace at the Auditorio Tuesday, March 1st, 7:30 pm for a cost of $300.00 pesos. The Festival Chanber Orchestra. A grand finale. Honegger’s Symphony #2 for String Orchestra and Trumpet. Dvorak;s famous Serenade for Strings.

Lastly there is a Special Event at La Nueva Posada which is a Hot Jazz Dinner concert on Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 pm for a cost of $400.00. All new jazz band and dinner under the stars with Drew Jurecka and guests. Tickets available at La Nueva Posada only and is a special event and is not included in any packages.

Tickets are on sale now at the Lake Chapala Society Ticket Booth from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and at Charter club Tours at Plaza Montana on the Carretera at Colon in Ajijic.

For more information on these wonderful concerts or to become a patron of the Festival please visit their website at:

These concerts are always very well attended and we are lucky to have these very talented Canadian Musicians here to perform for our community again and we have Chris Wilshire to thank for this.

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