Mariachi Champaña Nevin

Mariachi Champaña Nevin is internationally regarded as one of the leading proponents of “classical mariachi music” in the world. Comprised of virtuoso mariachi and classical musicians, this unique ensemble fully embraces the ideals of traditional Mexican music and European Classical music. Led by composer and trumpeter Jeff Nevin, they have delighted diverse audiences across the US, Mexico, and as far away as Russia, France and China for nearly two decades.

Jeff Nevin has created a large canon of original music scored for mariachi and symphony orchestra, including the world’s first Concerto for Mariachi and Orchestra (Pasión Mexicana), an enchanting classical song cycle for scored for mariachi and orchestra (Al aire libre, based on the poetry of Alberto Blanco), a magical Mexican Christmas celebration (La fiesta de la nochebuena) and numerous original arrangements of traditional mariachi songs. Together with Mariachi Champaña Nevin, and occasionally alone as soloist/conductor, Jeff Nevin has performed his music with the symphonies of San Diego, Colorado, Aguascalientes, Grant Park, Jalisco, Pasadena, San Bernardino, Baja California, Zacatecas, East Texas, Santa Rosa, Idaho Falls, La Jolla, Key West, the San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Nova and the American Philharmonic in Sonoma County. And Mariachi Champaña Nevin has performed with many of Mexico’s finest singers, including Placido Domingo, Jorge Lopez-Yañez, Mónica Ábrego, José Luis Duval, Rafael Jorge Negrete, Florencia Tinoco and José Medina.

Mariachi Champaña Nevin recently released their fifth album, Nuestra Navidad, a groundbreaking two-CD set featuring beloved Mexican and American Christmas carols along with classical favorites including Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suiteand Pachelbel’s Canon. And their annual “Día de Muertos” celebration has received wide acclaim, becoming a much-anticipated tradition in San Diego.

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