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Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Cultural Festival
From: 2016.01.20 To: 2016.01.28
This music festival is dedicated to one of Mexico's most famous opera singers Dr. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado, who adorned the stages at the turn of last century. Held in the city of Alamos, the Mexican government helps to fund this international event. Musicians from several genres perform salsa, classical, indigenous and popular music. Most significantly, however, several musicians are invited to perform in collaboration with Sonora's philharmonic orchestra. The festival attracts over 80,000 people each year, and visitors can attend performances as well as lectures, literary gatherings, cinema and street shows. Each year the festival recognizes one musician for their outstanding career and contribution to the world of music. For the musically inclined this cultural festival is an important showcase of Mexican as well as international musical talent.