Connecting with Latino audiences in Chicago

Posted on: July 16, 2010

In Thursday’s (7/15) Chicago Sun Times, Alejandro Escalona writes about several Chicago cultural events spotlighting the Latino community, including two concerts at the Ravinia Festival this week featuring Mexican pianist Jorge Federico Osorio. “Osorio, who for several years now has called Highland Park home, will perform all five Beethoven piano concertos with the CSO as part of an almost yearlong celebration in Chicago of the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence and the centennial of its revolution. The celebration includes 70 events organized by some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in Chicago, including the Art Institute, the Goodman Theater and the National Museum of Mexican Art. The Mexico 2010 program includes a CSO free concert featuring Mexican conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood on Sept.16, Mexican Independence Day.… The Mexico 2010 program, coordinated by the Mexican Consulate of Chicago, offers a unique opportunity for Chicago cultural institutions to reach out to the Mexican community. As the Latino community continues to grow, cultural institutions in the city need to attract an increasingly diverse market. Or those institutions risk becoming irrelevant.”

Posted July 16, 2010