Celebrate Mother’s Day with “La Voz del Mariachi,”Steeven Sandoval during “SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES” at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. Saint Mary’s St.) on Friday, May 12, 7:30 P.M. Steeven will be accompanied by San Antonio’s very own Mariachi Azteca de América directed by Gino Rivera. These outstanding artists will perform favorite traditional mariachi classics as well as selections that pay tribute to mothers on their special weekend.
Tickets ($25.00-$85.00) for SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES are available at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Majestic Theatre Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 800.745.3000. All tickets subject to applicable service charges and fees.
Steeven Sandoval is one of the most acclaimed mariachi vocalists of all time. A talented singer since childhood, he has spent the past two decades performing and recording, and building a fan base throughout the world.
Steeven was raised in Guadalajara where he received his musical education. In 1991, he became a member of the renowned Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán. In 1999, he reached the top of the mariachi world when he joined Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, where for the next 14 years he was featured as a vocal soloist. In 2012, Steeven left Vargas and returned to Nuevo Tecalitlán, where he concurrently began touring as a solo artist.
During his tenure with those two famous mariachis, Steeven toured the world, including Spain France, Germany, Czech Republic, Canada, USA, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil. The Houston Grand Opera featured him in two mariachi operas: Cruzar la Cara de la Luna and El Pasado Nunca se Termina.
After dozens of successful concerts of his own, Steeven recently retired as a mariachi musician to devote himself exclusively to his solo career. He has recorded dozens of albums with Mariachi Vargas and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán and recently released his own CD 100 Litros de Tequila. The album features mariachi classics like “Voy de Gallo,” “A Los Cuatro Vientos,” and his signature song, “Por Amor.”
For the past two years, Mariachi Azteca de América has won the Best in Texas awards at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s Go Tejano Day mariachi competition. Joining this exceptional San Antonio group on stage will be Río Grande City native Kassandra Juárez, who was selected as Grand Champion Vocalist during the 22nd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza in December along with Brooke Talk from New Braunfels and Cristina Lopez from McAllen. Members of Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones, who perform under the direction of Anthony Salazar, will also be present.
SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES is presented by H.E.B. with additional support from United Healthcare, WellMed, The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, La Prensa Newspapers and Univision. SERENATA PARA LAS MADRES is produced by MPR, producer’s of the 23rd Annual Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
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Note: Steeven Sandoval, Mariachi Azteca de América and Kassandra Juárez will also perform in “Serenata para las Madres” at the Fine Arts Complex located at 5021 E. Hwy. 277 in Eagle Pass, Texas on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the show can be purchased at TicketWeb.com.